Phytophthora Ramorum: who to call

If you have any suspicions about the presence of Phytophthora Ramorum, please contact the relevant agency below.

If you suspect your woodland may be infected or suspicious symptoms are present, please report it without delay to the Forestry Commission’s South West England office at Mamhead Castle, Mamhead, Nr Exeter, Devon EX6 8HD.

Tel: 01626 890666;

Fax 01626 891118;

email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The details you will be asked for will include:

  • Name & Address
  • Contact telephone and email
  • Location of the woodland concerned (Grid reference, or postcode or nearest town)
  • Approximate area and age of the Japanese larch
  • Approximate area of Rhododendron (if present)
  • Is the Rhododendron (if present) showing symptoms?
  • Is there sweet chestnut present?
  • Approximate date when symptoms were first noticed


If you are concerned about individual garden, parkland or amenity treesyou should contact the

Forest Research Tree Health Diagnostic Advisory Service on:

 01420 23000

or visit

Georgie Grant - August 2010


Stay in the loop

60th Anniversary for the Quantocks

Programme of events for the Quantock Experience week at Halsway Manor, to celebrate 60 years of designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Annual Reports

View Annual reports from the Quantock AONB Service

Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund

The Quantock Hills AONB Service now has a Greater Quantock Landscape Development Fund providing grants of up to £20,000 to local communities, farmers, landowners and individuals. The fund has been provided by EDF Energy and is part of the mitigation measures associated with the Hinkley Point C development.

Information leaflets

Find out more about the geology of the Quantock Hills AONB, why the heathland is so important for birds, the red deer on the Quantocks and why the history of the landscape is so special.

Other organisations and activities in the Quantocks

A few things you might find interesting from organisations we work with in the Quantocks

Quantock Deer Count Results

Annual deer count results for 2010 to 2017

Quantock Hills and Planning

Downloadable documents for you to better understand the Quantock AONB and planning processes

Quantock Hills Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) Papers 2014 - 2016

Papers from the partnership committee the Joint Advisory Committee

Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019

This is the the Quantock Hills Management Plan 2014 - 2019. It will guide work carried out to protect and enhance the Quantock Hills by the AONB team and all our partners. It has been agreed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and adopted by Somerset County Council, West Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Quantock Hills Visitor Guide

Recreation Leaflets

a full range of leaflets from circular walks to event guides and leaflets to allow you to enjoy the best of the hills

Terms and Conditions for Quantock Hills Facebook page

Terms and Conditions for

Tick Leaflet

Ticks are becoming more common and a bite from this spider-like parasite could lead to Lyme Disease. This is a treatable infection caused by bacterium transmitted by ticks when they bite. Not every tick carries Lyme Disease and it is important to realise that the disease is relatively rare.


Useful Contacts

Quantock AONB Service
Tel: 01823 451 884

Somerset Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01823 652 400

National Trust
Tel: 01823 451 814

Forestry Commission
Tel: 01278 732 319