Tree Diseases

I went to an interesting pair of talks on tree diseases at the HBRG Spring Meeting yesterday by folks from Forest Research.  There is much useful information at the Observatree and Forestry Commission’s Pests and Diseases websites.

We know all too well about Phytophthora ramorum on Larch on Raasay – so it may be elswhere. Also Phytophthora austrocedrae which causes dieback and mortality of juniper may be worth looking out for. It is not known locally but the population of potential human observers is low.  That’s potential observers rather than potential humans.

If you see something worth reporting, they would like three photographs – of the tree, the infected area and a close-up, as well as a grid ref etc.


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