A new strategy for dealing with ramorum has been published. The aim of the strategy is to manage and control the rate of spread of P. ramorum to protect the health of trees, shrubs and heathland.
The previous aim to eradicate P. ramorum from Scotland is no longer possible. Future measures should continue to be proportionate whilst aiming to at least contain the organism in the wider environment and slow down the spread in larch. The strategy also aims to minimise the economic impacts to the forestry, nursery and ornamental garden sectors.