UK Risk Register Details for Neonectria neomacrospora

Common Names

  • Canker: balsam fir

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Cut flowers or branches

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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
Denmark Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Sweden Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Christmas trees

Major Hosts

  • Abies Miller

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Fungal pathogen causing canker disease on firs, confirmed in 2015 at two sites in the UK, although likely to have been present for much longer. Significant damage has been observed in Norway and Denmark in recent years. Growers of fir trees may wish to monitor for its presence and take management action when found.

Risk Records for this Pest