Monday, 17 June 2013

Phytophthora Ramorum in action

Many may think this disease only happens on a small scale to someone else.  The photo that I took last week shows part of a large area of damaged larch trees on land owned by the Forestry Commission at Glen Trool in Galloway.  It is a murky photo as it was taken on a murky day.  All the trees will have to be clear felled, which is the only defence against this disease.  Other types of the disease are out and about and if you think you ought to know more about the phytophthora diseases have a look at the Members' Briefings on the Trust's website.  So far the disease is not affecting heather, but it might do.