People generally don’t know much about the hundreds of plant diseases that afflict the trees which grow around them. Unfortunately, it’s for that reason that more are unable to identify whether a specimen is sick or not. As a result, hundreds of trees die on an annually as a direct consequence of this sad fact. Hence, it’s vital to educate oneself on the many common illnesses that take the lives of many trees around them. After all, the majority of which is brought forth by a large group of pathogens called phytophthoras.
The etymology of the name phytophthora originates from the Greek language. It combines the words “phyto” and “phthora” which means plant and destroyer respectively. As such, the term phytophthora directly translates to “plant destroyer” in English. If anything, that alone should raise alarms and cause individuals to eradicate the pathogen in all its incarnations. To help you, we’ve decided to list down is a list of the most prominent species of phytophthoras in the UK.