Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Division of Forestry, and partners are available to assist with monitoring and removal of rhododendrons and lilacs potentially infected with sudden oak death pathogen.

LOGAN — On July 16, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), in coordination with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) issued a press release indicating that sudden oak death caused by Phytophthora ramorum was detected on rhododendron and lilac plants shipped to Walmart and Rural King stores throughout the state.

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