|Photo: Forestry Commission|
My concern about this stems first, from the impact this pathogen, and its associated pathogens P. ramorum and P. kernoviae, is already having on important species, but second and most importantly, I believe that there is chance for the Phytophthora spp. to have a large impact on heathers and other dwarf, heathland shrubs. Some cases of impact on Bilberry have already been associated with P. kernoviae.
I watch and wait with fingers crossed.