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Imported plants / xylella disease

JL100JL100 Posts: 3

I have recently received a young olive tree and almond tree as a gift from friends returning from Southern Spain. It was bought from a garden centre near where they were living. Given both species are potential hosts of Xylella I am somewhat hesitant to keep them. Both look healthy, though I understand the disease can be asymptomatic. I am far from knowledgable on the matter so I am wondering what your advice would be? Keep them and be vigilant for signs of disease? Or politely tell said friends that individuals shouldn’t import plants and their gift ended up in the fire?!


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