Phytophthora pluvialis found in Cornwall

Forestry Commission are urging woodland managers, landowners, the forest industry and tree nurseries to remain vigilant after the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis was found in a woodland in Cornwall.   This is the first reported finding of P. pluvialis in Europe. It was found to be affecting mature western hemlock and Douglas-fir trees, but it can also affect tanoak and several pine species.  Any suspected findings should be reported to TreeAlert.  Visit the GOV.UK website for further guidance and information. 

Image courtesy of Forest Research.