Alert: Sweet chestnut blight warning after outbreak near Exeter

Plant health authorities are urging woodland managers, tree professionals and the plant trade to be vigilant over the coming months for sweet chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica. Update: Laboratory confirmation of the disease in the first tree to be suspected and tested was received on 19th December 2016.

by Matthew Appleby
credit Ana Perez Sierra
credit Ana Perez Sierra

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