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Landscape Advice Note: Sudden Oak Death (Ramorum Dieback)

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By Russell Williams

Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus causing the death and decline of large numbers of native oaks and other woodland species in California and Oregon. A disease associated with this organism has been given the name ‘Sudden Oak Death’ in the USA. As the host range includes a wider number of species than oaks, the name of Ramorum Dieback has been suggested for this disease, in the UK so far only woody species are known to be susceptible.

This Landscape Advice Note examines the biology and symptoms of Phytopthora ramorum and Phytophora kernoviae. It also aims to outline the effect this may have on the management of historic sites and how this can be controlled.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51903


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