Phytophthora cinnamomi

CuPC33 Lab Test:                  Positive

Phytophthora cinnamomi is a root infecting variant which is known to attack a variety of species including sweet chestnut, beech and yew. Transmission is believed to be through groundwater and some trees seem able to recover from infection. Not enough is known about P. cinnamomi as yet but it is already a serious problem in the UK and in many other countries.