Elsoms Trees, a leading supplier of tree seedlings to the UK forestry sector, has been awarded the Plant Healthy certificate in recognition of its commitment to high voluntary standards for plant biosecurity. The Plant Healthy scheme aims to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading destructive plant pests via plant supply chains, protect the horticulture industry and natural habitats, and identify businesses that maintain high standards of plant health and biosecurity.
The Plant Health Management Standard, which sets out the requirements to be met by scheme registrants, was developed by specialists from industry, government, and the third sector, and is governed by the Plant Health Alliance. Elsoms Trees has met these rigorous standards and is now certified as a Plant Healthy business.
“We’re delighted to receive the Plant Healthy certificate,” said Rodney Shearer, Managing Director at Elsoms Trees. “As a company building a strong reputation for providing trees from difficult to source provenances with the requirement for full traceability, we recognise the importance of maintaining high standards of plant health and biosecurity. This certification is a testament to our commitment to these values and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”
The Plant Healthy certification will allow Elsoms Trees to easily demonstrate to customers and stakeholders that they meet high standards of plant biosecurity. The certification is focused on UK ornamental and amenity horticultural businesses and organizations but can also be adopted by international businesses.
For more information on Elsoms Trees and its Plant Healthy certification, please contact Rodney Shearer on email@example.com.