Boxwood blight arrives in Indiana

Boxwood blight arrives in Indiana

The holiday wreaths were shipped from North Carolina and sold as part of a Boy Scout fundraiser.

January 3, 2018
Courier & Press (Indiana)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A local Boy Scout troop sold Christmas wreaths found to be infected with the fungus that causes the destructive boxwood blight.

The shipment of wreaths -- from North Carolina -- was sent to Boy Scout Troop 399 who have sold them at their Christmas tree lot at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2701 W. Franklin St.

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Photo: University of Illinois Plant Clinic