1 Title and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) Order 2009 and comes into force on 1st April 2009.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2009: see above.

2 Amendments to the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005

2Amendments to the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005

(1)    The Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005 is amended as follows.

(2)    In article 2(1)

(a)    for the definition of “the Directive” substitute—

““the Directive” means Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community;”; and

(b)    after the definition of “Decision 2007/433/EC” insert—

“Decision 2008/840/EC” means Commission Decision 2008/840/EC on emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Anoplophora chinensis (Forster), as amended from time to time;”.

(3)    In Schedule 1, in the section “Insects, mites and nematodes”—

(a)    after item 1 insert “1a Anoplophora chinensis (Forster), the Citrus Longhorn Beetle”; and

(b)    after item 4 insert “4za Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov, the Siberian Coniferous Silk Moth”.

(4)    In Part A of Schedule 2—

(a)    after item 2 insert—

“2aTrees intended for planting, other than trees in tissue culture and seeds, of Fraxinus L, Juglans mandshurica Maxim, Ulmus davidiana Planch, Ulmus parvifolia Jacq and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc, originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and the USAAgrilus planipennis Fairmaire, the Emerald Ash Borer”;

(b)    after item 12 insert—

“13Trees of Ulmus L and Zelkova L, intended for planting, other than seedsStegophora ulmea (Schweinitz: Fries) Sydow & Sydow, Elm Black Spot”.

(5)    In Part A of Schedule 4—

(a)    for the text in column (3) of item 8 substitute—

“The wood packaging material shall:

(a) from 1st July 2009, be free from bark with the exception of any number of individual pieces of bark if they are either less than 3 cm in width (regardless of the length) or, if greater than 3 centimetres in width, of not more than 50 square centimetres in area;

(b) be subject to one of the approved treatments as specified in Annex I to ISPM No 15; and

(c) display a mark as specified in Annex II to ISPM No 15, indicating that the wood packaging material has been subjected to an approved phytosanitary treatment”;

(b)    after item 10 insert—

“10aWood of Fraxinus L, Juglans mandshurica Maxim, Ulmus davidiana Planch, Ulmus parvifolia Jacq and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc, other than in the form ofThe wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that the wood:
(i) chips, obtained in whole or part from these trees,(a) originates in an area established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of export as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; or
(ii) wood packaging material, in the form of packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, pallets, box pallets andother load boards, pallet collars, actually in use in the transport of objects of all kinds,(b) is squared so as to remove entirely the rounded surface”;
(ii) wood used to wedge or support non-wood cargo,
but including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USA

(c)    after item 14 insert—

“14aIsolated bark of Fraxinus L, Juglans mandshurica Maxim, Ulmus davidiana Planch, Ulmus parvifolia Jacq and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan and the USAThe bark shall be accompanied by an official statement that the consignment:
(a) originates in an area established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of export as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; or
(b) has been processed into pieces of not more than 2.5 cm thickness and width”;

(d)    after item 16 insert—

“16aWood in the form of chips obtained in whole or part from Fraxinus L, Juglans mandshurica Maxim, Ulmus davidiana Planch, Ulmus parvifolia Jacq and Pterocarya rhoifolia Siebold & Zucc originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USAThe wood shall be accompanied by an official statement that it:
(a) originates in an area established by the national plant protection organisation in the country of export as being free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; or
(b) has been processed into pieces of not more than 2.5 cm thickness and width”;

(e)    for the text in column (3) of item 17 substitute—

“The dunnage shall:

(a) from 1st July 2009, be free from bark with the exception of any number of individual pieces of bark if they are either less than 3 cm in width (regardless of the length) or, if greater than 3 centimetres in width, of not more than 50 square centimetres in area;

(b) be subject to one of the approved treatments as specified in Annex I to ISPM No 15; and

(c) display a mark as specified in Annex II to ISPM No 15, indicating that the wood has been subjected to an approved phytosanitary treatment”;

(f)    after item 19 insert—

“19aTrees of Fraxinus L, Juglansmandshurica Maxim, Ulmusdavidiana Planch, Ulmusparvifolia Jacq and Pterocaryarhoifolia Siebold & Zucc, intended for planting, other than seeds and plants in tissue culture originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USAThe trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that they:
(a) have been grown throughout their life in an area free from Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, established by the national plant protection organisation in accordance with ISPM No 4; or
(b) have, for a period of at least two years prior to export, been grown in a place of production where no signs of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire have been observed during two official inspections per year carried out at appropriate times, including immediately prior to export”; and

(g)    after item 32 add—

“33Trees of specified plants listed in Decision 2008/840/EC intended for planting, originating in any third country where Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) is known to occurWithout prejudice to the requirements in Schedule 4, Part A, items 22 to 29, 31 and 32, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement certifying that the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b) of point 1 of Part I of the Annex I to Decision 2008/840/EC have been met”.

(6)    In Part B of Schedule 4—

(a)    in item 5b, for the text in column (2) substitute—

“Trees, other than seeds, of Quercus L, intended for planting, over 2 metres in height”;

(b)    after item 5b insert—

“5cTrees, other than seeds, of Quercus L, intended for planting, not more than 2 metres in heightWithout prejudice to the requirements in items 5 and 7, the trees shall be accompanied by an official statement that—
(a) they have been grown in a nursery; and
(b) they have been inspected, at appropriate times, and no symptoms of Thaumetopoea processionea (L) have been observed on the trees at the place of production since the beginning of the last complete cycle of vegetation”; and

(c)    after item 7 add—

“8Trees of specified plants listed in Decision 2008/840/EC intended for planting, originating in an area from time to time demarcated under Article 5 of Decision 2008/840/ECThe trees shall be accompanied by an official statement certifying that the requirements of paragraphs (i), (ii) and, as the case may be, (iii) (b) of point 1 of Part II of the Annex I to Decision 2008/840/EC have been met”.

(7)    In Part A of Schedule 5—

(a)    for item 3 substitute—

“3

Isolated bark of—

(a)    conifers (Coniferales), originating in any country outside Europe;

(b)    Acer saccharum Marsh, Populus L or Quercus L other than Quercus suber L; or

(c)    Fraxinus L, Juglansmandshurica Maxim, Ulmusdavidiana Planch, Ulmusparvifolia Jacq and Pterocaryarhoifolia Siebold & Zucc, originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USA.”; and

(b)    for items 4(a)(iv) and (v) substitute—

“(iv)    Acer saccharum Marsh, including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in the USA or Canada;

(v)    Conifers (Coniferales), including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in any country outside Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia or Turkey; or

(vi)    Fraxinus L, Juglansmandshurica Maxim, Ulmusdavidiana Planch, Ulmusparvifolia Jacq and Pterocaryarhoifolia Siebold & Zucc, including wood which has not kept its natural round surface, originating in Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan or the USA; and”.

(8)    In Part A of Schedule 6 and Part A of Schedule 7, after item 4 insert—

“4a

Trees of specified plants listed in Decision 2008/840/EC intended for planting, originating in any third country where Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) is known to occur or in an area from time to time demarcated under Article 5 of Decision 2008/840/EC.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2009: see art 1.

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Signature

Official Seal of the Forestry Commissioners

Wilma Harper

Secretary to the Forestry Commissioners

11th March 2009

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005 (SI 2005/2517) (“the principal Order”) so as to implement

—Commission Directive 2009/7/EC amending Annexes I, II, IV and V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (OJ No L 40, 11.2.2009, p 12);

—Commission Directive 2008/109/EC amending Annex IV to Council Directive 2000/29/EC (OJ No L 319, 29.11.2008, p 68);

—Commission Decision 2008/840/EC on emergency measures to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Community of Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) (OJ No L 300, 11.11.2008, p 36); and

—amendments to emergency measures to prevent the introduction and spread of Thaumetopoea processionea (L), introduced by SI 2008/644.

The Order amends Schedules 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to the principal Order so as to apply new restrictions on the introduction into Great Britain of certain forest products (trees, wood, wood packaging material and bark) and tree pests so as to prevent the introduction into and spread within Great Britain of, in particular, the following tree pests: Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) (Citrus Longhorn Beetle), Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (the Siberian Coniferous Silk Moth), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (the Emerald Ash Borer) and Stegophora ulmea (Schweinitz: Fries) Sydow & Sydow (Elm Black Spot) and Thaumetopoea processionea (L) (the Oak Processionary Moth).

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

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