UK Risk Register Details for Lecanosticta acicola

Common Names

  • Brown spot of pine
  • Needle blight of pine

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 45

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Austria Present
Switzerland Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Latvia Present
Portugal Present
Russia Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
North America Present
Belize Present
Canada Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
United States Present
South America
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Africa Present
Malawi Present
Asia Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Pinus contorta Dougl. Ex Loud.
  • Pinus halepensis Mill.
  • Pinus maximinoi H.E.Moore
  • Pinus muricata D.Don
  • Pinus oocarpa Schiede
  • Pinus palustris Mill.
  • Pinus patula Cham. & Schlecht.
  • Pinus pinaster Soland In Ait.
  • Pinus pinea L.
  • Pinus radiata D.Don
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Consider pressing for Annex IV measures.

General Comments

Main host grown widely in the UK, although Annex IIAI listed no specific measures exist in Annex IV. Given the distribution of the pest in the EU, the UK would push for Annex IV requirements.

Risk Records for this Pest