Plant Health – an update on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a damaging bacterium whose symptoms include leaf scorch, wilt, dieback and plant death. It has caused significant mortality to olive trees in southern Italy and has been found on ornamental plants in Corsica, southern France, Germany and Spain. X. fastidiosa is transmitted by insects such as spittlebugs. If found in the UK, Xylella could have devastating consequences…

Insurance for Collection Holders

As National Collection Holders, you are protected by Plant Heritage’s public liability insurance for injury and/or property damage suffered by third parties while visiting your National Collections. This includes personal injury to members of the public, including food poisoning arising from food consumed at the Collection opening, but does not include injury to paid staff of NCH, or…