First record of Chalara fraxinea in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, Chalara fraxinea (EPPO Alert List) was isolated from an ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior cv. ‘Pendula’) in the Arboretum Křtiny (Drahany Highland), and then from several other locations in South Moravia. The infection was associated with severe twig dieback. Symptoms of ash dieback were also observed in many locations across the country. This is the first record of C. fraxinea in the Czech Republic.
The situation of Chalara fraxinea in the Czech Republic can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2009 and now widespread.
Jankovský L, Holdenrieder O (2009) Chalara fraxinea ash dieback in the Czech Republic. Plant Protection Science 45(2), 74-78 (abst.).