Massaria hits London planes

The London plane tree disease Massaria has been identified as a problem in Royal Parks' Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park, as well as in some other London boroughs.

The disease causes a loss of canopy shape in Plantanus hispanica and requires pruning of diseased branches before they become a safety risk.

The London Tree Officers Association are considering writing a guidance note on the disease, which is also known as Splanchnonema platani.


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