FURTHER findings of Phytophthora pluvialis have been confirmed in Wales. 

Government officials say the pathogen has been discovered for a second time in Gwynedd's Dyfi Forest and at a site in Crychan, Llandovery, around 80 miles south from the original outbreak. 

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is undertaking surveys in these areas to understand the extent of the spread. 

A demarcated area will also be introduced around the Dyfi Forest find, with a notice coming into force on January 26. 

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P. pluvialis is a fungus-like pathogen known to affect a variety of trees including western hemlock, tanoak, pine (Pinus radiata, Pinus patula and Pinus strobus) and Douglas-fir.

It was discovered in a woodland in Cornwall in September 2021, where it was found to be affecting mature western hemlock and Douglas-fir trees.

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This was the first time it had been recorded in Europe. It has since spread to every part of mainland Britain.