sudden oak death

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A disease caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora ramorum that has resulted in extensive tree death in the United States and was reported in a few localities in Britain in 2003. P. ramorum infects a wide range of trees, including oaks, but is also found in some shrubs, such as Rhododendron and Viburnum.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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