Boxwood Forest in Sochi dying from imported fungal disease

 Specialists believe that the cause of the extinction of protected boxwood forest near Sochi and Abkhazia is a fungal disease brought in, told the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy.

Last year the staff of the scientific department of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve noted the critical state in tisosamshitovoy boxwood trees in Sochi and the North Division of the reserve. Observed shrinkage boxwood in Sochi and tourists. It was reported that an unknown disease in a relatively short period of time spread across almost all Buxus colchica. Threatened permanently lose valuable Red Book species.

"Boxwood, according to experts, struck by a fungus, brought from outside, and in fact, according to experts, is not yet known how to deal with it. Have an opinion of other specialists, who say that this is the natural cycles of nature. Clear not all diseases can resist local trees and the fungus will be liquidated or cease to affect the box-in a few years, when the recovery begins, "- said Don visiting tisosamshitovuyu grove in Sochi.

According to him, the disease affects not only the forests in Sochi and Abkhazia. Experts of the Sochi National Park carry out research work, and by the end of the year will be aware that for the disease struck boxwood forests, and how it can be fought. Ecologists have to solve the problem of the use of chemicals that can be used on the reserve.

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