Why is gin 'under threat'?

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Why is gin 'under threat'? (BBC radio broadcast)​
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sad news if juniper is going to be lost to yet another alien plant disease :-(
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks very bad. Causative agent Phytophthora austrocedrae. Also been found killing Cordilleran Cypress Austrocedrus chilensis (the first known host), Lawson's Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, and Nootka Cypress Cupressus nootkatensis, so it has a potentially wide host range in Cupressaceae.

    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/phytophthora_austrocedrae_juniper_factsheet.pdf/$file/phytophthora_austrocedrae_juniper_factsheet.pdf
    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-8RAJZ3
    http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/documents/phytophthoraAustrocedrae.pdf
     

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