Phytophthora austrocedri (P. austrocedri) is an aggressive, fungus-like pathogen which infects juniper and cypress trees, causing dieback and tree death.
Common juniper (Juniperus communis) is an important native species, and a significant proportion of the small area of juniper woodland remaining in Great Britain is protected. It is a key food plant for a wide range of invertebrates and birds, and it has a unique and specialised group of associated insects, fungi and lichens.
Forest Research have published the latest guidance on Juniper planting which is available here- Latest Guidance Available HERE
There is more information on our Juniper Group page here