Phytophthora ramorum and Japanese larch

Publication Date
Fri, 20 Nov 2009, 00:00
Last Updated
Oct. 30, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
Report Number
GBR-18/3
Country
United Kingdom
Pest Id
Phytophthora ramorum - (PHYTRA)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Larix kaempferi
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
A large number of locations in the south west of England, several locations in Wales and Northern Ireland, several location in Scotland
Summary

See Forestry Commission press notices. Details of new isolate from Northern Ireland and Scotland now included

Danger
Following first finding on conifers in UK in 2009 there have been repeated findings each year. Disease spreads rapidly causing the death of larches in c two years. Large areas of dead trees are being felled, with consequent economic impact on the marketing of larch timber
Report files
Website
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pramorum
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