Rhododendrons

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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