CANOPY BLOG

The Fight Against Phytopthora

By Canopy Team on September 24, 2016

Last month, the Palo Alto Weekly ran a series of important articles about Phytophthora, a waterborne mold that causes a deadly “root rot” in woody plants and trees. The disease first appeared in the U.S. in the early 2000’s and has since spread throughout California and some 21 states.

Locally, several species of Phytophthora are impacting Bay Area wildlands and urban settings alike. Nurseries, conservationists, and plant experts are calling for swift measures to contain Phytophthora and protect native ecosystems.

Check out coverage from the Palo Alto weekly to learn more:

You can also check out CalPhytos.org to learn more about Phytophthora in native habitats and best practices for containing the disease.

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