Spain destroys 2,000 fruit trees to fight plant diseaseStaff 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.
Europe Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
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. ■