Xylella fastidiosa warning from Department of Environment

A transport and import warning has been shared by Jersey department of environment regarding Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial pathogen found in parts of Italy and France causing wilts, diebacks, stunts and leaf shorts on a growing number of tree species. Whilst not present in the UK or Channel Islands, greater vigilance and consideration is required regarding provenance of any imported trees that could come from affected regions.

Download Jersey DoE data sheet here Xylella Jersey Guidance Note

For more information:


Defra Xylella fastidiosa factsheet

Other sources of information include:

European Commission:

Emergency control measures by species and

Emergency control measures x.fastidiosa



Quarantine guidelines x.fastidiosa

Pictures of hosts with symptoms at EPPO 


Forestry Commission:

Xylella fastidiosa fact sheet