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Spain destroys 2,000 fruit trees to fight plant disease

Staff Writer | February 11, 2017
The regional government of the Balearic Islands has destroyed around 2,000 fruit trees in an attempt to stop the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.
Xylella fastidiosa
Europe   Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
This is a plant disease which threatens cherry trees and oleanders. The disease was first discovered in the area back in October of 2016 in Porto Cristo.

Since then the government has increased efforts in order to protect thousands of hectares of almonds, olive trees and vineyards.

Even with the increased measures on 12 January three new cases of the disease were found leading to the destruction of the affected trees.