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David Shaw

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Sudden Oak Death
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:04:47 PM »
Sorry for swearing.
For the last year or so we have been hearing of the spread of Sudden Oak Death, Phytophthora and the impact it is having, and can have, on Rhododendrons etc. The RBG have a new alert in the latest journal and I see that disinfectant baths are now in place at all the RBG gardens.
I have read many articles about Sudden Oak Death and I have no doubt of its potential consequences. But, in all the articles I have read I have not seen anything that tells me how to identify this problem. I can kill rhodos just as easily as any other plant but how would I know if it was my mismanagement of the plant or sudden Oak Death that was responsible.
Can anyone give a basic description of what to look for in a sickly plant to identify this disease?
David Shaw, Forres, Moray, Scotland

Susan Band

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Re: Sudden Oak Death
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 07:49:39 PM »
Try www.suddenoakdeath.org.
loads of useful info
Susan Band, Pitcairn Alpines, ,PERTH. Scotland

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Re: Sudden Oak Death
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 09:05:30 PM »
See here:
for a thread about this subject on the Forum last year
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Sudden Oak Death
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 01:05:15 AM »
"Sudden Oak Death" could also be the title of a thriller of course. Murder by the sudden falling of an oak tree onto one's most hated enemy.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9


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