Tennessee Moving Toward Boxwood Blight Quarantine

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 25 2017

Tennessee has become the second state to pursue establishment of a quarantine to restrict movement of boxwood and Sarcococca that could be infected with boxwood blight. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently held a hearing to discuss the proposal.
Citing the significant risk to nursery production and landscapes, the quarantine was deemed necessary for protection. A phytosanitary certificate or compliance agreement will be required before boxwood or Sarcococca can be brought into the state. Furthermore, a plant must have the above credentials ...

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