On 1 September Sudden Oak Death inspectors from the Food & Environmment Research Agency (Fera) discovered on Viburnum and Pieris plants in Somerset and West Sussex respectively. Later in the month the disease was discovered on Rhododendron in Devon.
However a further two outbreaks occurred on 8 October in Scotland both affecting Rhododendron ponticum. In both cases two plants were destroyed.
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