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.
- Control best practice (PDF-1556K)
- Costs and priority (PDF-1317K)
- Phytophthora in Scotland update (PDF-1970K)
- Survey methodology and fundings (PDF-2051K)
Where did the event take place?
The Argyll Hotel
Colin Edwards, Forest Research
Keith Miller, Forestry Commission Scotland
Lucy Sumsion, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group