Phytophthora disease in Yew trees is becoming much more of a problem and worried gardeners', park managers and golf course managers have, until now, had little help when it comes to eradicating the disease.
Our research has shown that if we are called in at the first signs of a problem, we can possibly stop Phytophthora from taking hold and devastating the tree or hedgerow.
Affected trees are treated with a mixture of parasitic bacteria and beneficial fungi after the root area has been de-compacted using one metre deep compressed air aeration.
“Phytophthora is a water bourn disease, and once we’ve opened up the soil and injected dried, milled seaweed to keep the underground cavities open there’s a better chance of addressing the problem,” says Terrain Aeration’s Operations Manager Lynda Green. “after we had treated the Yew Tree Walk at Sissinghurst in Kent, and managed to arrest the problem."
Terrain’s ‘Fight Phytophthora’ service is aimed at disease stricken Yews on golf courses, parks and gardens, cemeteries and Local Authority public spaces. For further information visit the company on Stand B44 or contact them on Tel: 01449 673783.