British Wildlife 23.1 October 2011

Mistletoe – a review of its distribution, conservation and insect associates

The association of Mistletoe Viscum album with orchards has become widely appreciated in recent years, perhaps largely becasue of the 1990s National Mistletoe Survey. That was set up by BSBI and Plantlife to reassess its UK distribution and to see if apple-orchard loss was causing decline. Apple trees were, and are, the Mistletoe's commonest host in Britain. 

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