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The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Phytophthora ramorum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Article 4

SCHEDULE

Susceptible materialRequirements in respect of the issue of a phytosanitary certificate (“the certificate”) referred to in Article 4

Susceptible wood

1.  Wood of:

  • Acer macrophyllum Pursh.

  • Aesculus californica Nutt.

  • Lithocarpus densiflorus (H & A)

One of the following alternatives is satisfied:

(a)

The certificate shall contain an additional declaration that the material originates in an area recognised by the relevant plant health service as being free from non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum, in which case the name of the area from where the material originates shall be specified under “place of origin”;

(b)

the certificate shall be issued only after official verification by the relevant plant health service that the wood has been stripped of its bark, and that at least one of the following applies:

(i)

that it has been squared so as to remove entirely the rounded surface;

(ii)

that the moisture content of the wood does not exceed 20% (expressed as a percentage of the dry matter); or

(iii)

that the wood has been disinfected by an appropriate hot-air or hot-water treatment;

or

(c)

in addition to the issue of a certificate, in the case of sawn wood with or without residual bark attached, there is evidence by a mark “Kiln-dried”, “KD” or another internationally recognised mark put on the wood or on its packaging in accordance with current commercial usage, and it has undergone kiln-drying to below 20% moisture content (expressed as a percentage of dry matter) at the time of manufacture, achieved through an appropriate time/temperature schedule.

2.  Wood of all species of Quercus L.

Without prejudice to the requirements of item 3,Section 1 Schedule 4, Part A, of the principal Order, if the material originates in an area recognised by the relevant plant health service as being free from non-European isolates of Phytophthora ramorum, the certificate shall contain an additional declaration to that effect and the name of the area from where the material originates shall be specified under “place of origin”.

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