Getting Rid Of Rose Rosette Infested Roses

Q: Our favorite rose got the rose rosette crud. Does it need to be burned after removal? 

A: You don’t need to burn it. The best thing to do is to clip the rose bush into small enough pieces that they can be put into a bag and the bag taken to a landfill. Don’t use a blower to clean up afterward. It could disperse the mites that spread the disease. Use your hands to gather debris and put in the bag.