Invasive Rhododendron ponticum in Argyll and Bute

11th June 2008

What was the event?

A technical seminar that presented the results from a strategic survey of Rhododendron ponticum occupation and potential spread in Argyll and Bute, including costs of clearance, identification and prioritisation of control areas.

The event included a research update on control of rhododendron and the status of Phytophthora ramorum and P kernoviae in Scotland.

A non-technical session covering the basics of rhododendron control and identification of Phytophthora ramorum and P kernoviae for non-forestry specialists was also held.

Who was the event suitable for?

Main event was suitable for managers of woodland and conservation groups with responsibility for rhododendron control. The non-technical session was suitable for horticulturalists, local gardeners, and those interested in nature conservation.


Where did the event take place?

The Argyll Hotel 
Front Street
PA32 8XB


Colin Edwards, Forest Research or

Keith Miller, Forestry Commission Scotland or

Lucy Sumsion, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group


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