UK Risk Register Details for Sirococcus tsugae

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 12/08/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 12/08/2020

Common Names

  • Shoot Blight on Cedar
  • Tip blight on Eastern Hemlocks

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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Common Pathways

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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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
Belgium Present
Germany Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Tsuga, Cedrus

Major Hosts

  • Cedrus Trew
  • Cedrus atlantica (Endl.) Manetti Ex Carr.
  • Cedrus deodara (D.Don) G.Don Ex Loud.
  • Tsuga Carr.
  • Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.
  • Tsuga heterophylla (Rafin.) Sarg.
  • Tsuga mertensiana (Bong.) Carr.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

Germany (2014), UK (2016)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings. Research to resolve uncertainties. Awareness raising.

General Comments

An established fungal pest of hemlock and cedar (Cedrus) becoming increasingly widespread in the UK. As an established disease, statutory action would not help in significantly slowing down further spread, but industry good practice could help limit impacts.

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