BMPs for tree removal for X disease and Little Cherry Virus infected trees

Written by Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. Aug 21, 2019

Sampling and removal of infected trees is critical to slowing the current outbreak of Western X and Little Cherry Virus. Infected trees can not be cured. The disease is spread throughout the tree even when symptoms are obvious only in one section. Infected trees must be removed. Any infected trees that remain in the orchard are a reservoir of disease for your orchard and your neighbor’s.

Little Cherry Disease is caused by a virus Little Cherry Virus 1 and 2 or a phytoplasma called Western X. In addition to insect vectors, root grafting can move the … Continue reading BMPs for tree removal for X disease and Little Cherry Virus infected trees