Can Rose Rosette Infected Rose Bush Be Disposed With Other Yard Waste

Question From: A. Coscarelly - Farmington, Michigan, United States
Q: I finally decided to find out what was wrong with my rose bush. Your column on Rose Rosette was timely and let me know, since the virus is in our area, that is definitely what has destroyed our old family rosebush. I am so sad! But my question is: can I put it out with yardwaste pickup? Farm Hills has a city ban on burning any type of yard waste. Thank you.

A: I'd wrap it in a plastic bag or put it in a sealed box. Sorry for your loss, Best Nancy