UK Risk Register Details for Phellinus spiculosus

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 24/06/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Non-squared wood

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Requirements on the import of woodchips from North America.

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
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 Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Forestry

Major Hosts

  • Quercus coccinea Muenchh.
  • Quercus falcata Michx.
  • Quercus marilandica Muenchh.
  • Quercus nigra L.
  • Quercus phellos L.
  • Quercus rubra L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action on interceptions and outbreaks

General Comments

A fungal pest of oak species in North America. If it established in the UK it could cause moderate damage to the timber industry. Import restrictions help to mitigate the risk of introduction.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Lack of any significant reports on impacts or life cycle information

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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