*Update* Laurel Wilt Disease Detected in New NC County

— Written By Savannah Jones

Laurel wilt, a devastating invasive disease of plants in the Laurel family, has been detected in a new county: Jones County. This disease is spread by the redbay ambrosia beetle and can be moved to new locations in woody material from infested trees.

Take a look at the updated pest range map to find the full extent of laurel wilt in North Carolina, how it spreads, and what plants are susceptible.

Damage due to laurel wilt disease on tree
Updated on Mar 3, 2021
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