If you have
purchased rhododendrons in the last four weeks in these communities, call
(866) 663-9684 or contact the local county extension office at (888)
398-4636 for instructions.
The DNR is
destroying all rhododendrons from the source nursery, Park Hill Plants in
Oklahoma, and any other host plants which were co-mingled with them. In
addition, the DNR is quarantining the sale of four other common SOD host
plants (viburnum, azalea, cameilia, and pieris) for further testing to
determine if they contain SOD. Testing will determine if other species are
infested and require destruction.
This is an ongoing
investigation, and guidance could change as more information is gathered.
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