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Boxwood blight


Boxwood blight is an uncurable and fatal fungal disease that affects many types of boxwood.  It has been detected in several states and has now entered the north eastern part of Illinois.  Due to this serious threat The Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum have banned boxwood bonsai from being shown in bonsai shows held in these locations.  Vendors may also not bring boxwood to sell at the shows. 

It would be good for all to check for this disease on any boxwood in their collections.  Here is a link for more information on the disease.


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