Oak processionary moth

Report a sighting

Any sightings should be reported to the Forestry Commission using the online form

Tree Alert online form

Alternatively, people can email opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk or call 0300 067 4442

In general, the Forestry Commission will take charge of treating infested trees in the buffer zone and pest free area. You can view these areas on the management zones map These areas come into force on 1 March 2022.

The Forestry Commission may issue you with a Statutory Plant Health Notice (SPHN) asking you to take action. 

Removing nests and caterpillars is a hazardous operation. We therefore recommend that a professional does this work. You can find a professional on the Arboricultural Association website. They may spray the trees with an approved bio-pesticide or insecticide.

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The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.