Further findings of Phytophthora ramorum on trees in United Kingdom
As reported in EPPO RS 2003/145, an isolated finding of Phytophthora ramorum (EPPO Alert List) was made on Quercus falcata in Sussex, United Kingdom. Three more findings have now been made on Fagus sylvatica (beech), Quercus ilex (European holm oak) and Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut). These findings were made at two locations in large private estates in the South West of England which are periodically open to the public. Numerous other findings of the disease have been made at these sites, mainly on Rhododendron. Eradication and containment measures are being taken, and surveillance will be intensified.
NPPO of United Kingdom, 2003-12.
DEFRA Web site.
Joint Forestry Commission and DEFRA News Release of 2003-12-04. Phytophthora ramorum: more resources and new disease confirmations. http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2003/031204c.htm