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How Do You Dispose of an Infected Rose?

3 months ago

A friend called this morning describing peculiar growth on his New Dawn. I told him it sounded just like Rose Rosette. He has been removing diseased canes and bagging them for disposal but the new growth is distorted, too. Now he realizes he needs to dig up the rose and get rid of it. What are his choices? Burial of a big rose is not a practical solution for most people. Even if you have plenty of land (he doesn't), you would need heavy equipment to dig a hole of sufficient size, and outdoor burning is restricted in many areas, including this area. I would be grateful for any advice.


PS I'm concerned about my roses now. The development where this friend lives isn't far from my property.

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