Mysterious disease threatening historic trees in Cape Town

“Scientists are baffled by a mysterious disease that is threatening some historic trees [planted in 1989] at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Several trees in Camphor Avenue are showing symptoms of an unknown sickness.”

Camphora trees dying









Five of the 45 Camphor Trees  (Cinnamomum Camphora) had been affected. Samples have been sent to our friends and colleagues at the FABI to assist with diagnosis. ArborCarbon’s chief scientist has co-authored several publications describing new fungal pathogen’s associated with tree diseases from various parts of the world.

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Camphora trees sign