Xylella fastidiosa

Deadly plant disease. It effects many woody shrubs and trees like Rosemary and Lavender. Much more concerning is that it infects its host very easily and can be carried by many plants.

The most popular plant we buy that could easily bring this infection from Europe to Britain are Olive trees. It is not acceptable to now be importing Olive trees into Britain, Olive can easily carry xylella fastidiosa, the are no cases yet in Britain. But once it arrives, the is no means to rid it.

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