UK Risk Register Details for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma pini'

Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 22/04/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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 22/04/2020

Common Names

  • Pine shoot proliferation
  • pine witches'-broom

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Spain Present
Croatia Present
Czech Republic Present
Lithuania Present
Poland Present
Asia
China Present (Limited)

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Forestry

Major Hosts

  • Abies procera Rehder
  • Picea pungens Engelm.
  • Pinus halepensis Mill.
  • Pinus mugo ssp. mugo Turra
  • Pinus nigra Arnold
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus
  • Pinus yunnanensis Franch.
  • Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.
  • Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Phytoplasma which causes witches’ broom of pine, present in several European countries, where significant damage has not been observed.