I am seeking opinions and real-life experience (if you have had to deal with this), both as professionals and home gardeners. I have, gratefully, not yet had this issue arise, but I am quite certain that it will at some point with the apparent difficulties of containing this virus. Ethically and professional speaking, whose responsibility is it to report suspicious symptoms that might indicate SOD in a client's garden. I feel, on the one hand, it would be the professional gardener with the larger picture in mind, however, to do so would inflict not only anxiety and disruption on the part of the client (perhaps unnecessarily), but could also lead to major loss of plants in the garden with associated costs and distress, along with possible impacts on neighbours, quarantine conditions, treatments and intrusive followups. The potential impact on the home owner could be severe. Issues such as spread from garden to other sites through car traffic, footwear, pruning tools, leaf/bark disposal to composting stations? The mind boggles. Should the ultimate decision to report be the gardening professional or the client's? In the future, this virus may continue to be reportable or may eventually become so widespread that control is futile and we hope our susceptible plants develop some level of immunity. No one really knows, but in the meantime, how do we deal with this when/if it comes up?