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Landscape Advice Note: Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker

Front cover for Landscape Advice Note: Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker

By Alan Cathersides


Bleeding canker of Horse Chestnut ( Aesculus hippocastanum) was first recorded in the UK in the 1970s. Observations of infection, have become increasingly common in recent years. It was originally believed that this was caused by the fungal diseases Phytophthora cactorum and P. citricola. However, more detailed research showed the causal agent to be the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae pv aesculi.

This Landscape Advice Note outlines the biology of bleeding canker and how it can be managed and controlled on historic sites.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51911


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