Oak Processionary Moth (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3981
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree with the analysis of Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at Kew Gardens, that eradication would not be possible "in a million years"?

Answer

Answer for Oak Processionary Moth (2)

Answer for Oak Processionary Moth (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Forestry Commission have advised that Government policy is still to contain OPM in the main outbreak area and for eradication elsewhere. I understand discussions are ongoing regarding the approach that will be taken in 2015.