Exotic Pest Reporting
Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructiva) is a fungal pathogen of Flowering and Pacific Dogwood. It was first detected in Washington, New York and Pennsylvia in the late 1970's.
This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.