Rate and Depth of Sapwood Occlusion Following Inoculation of Pines with Bluestain Fungi
Abstract:Length of sapwood lesions, depth of sapwood occlusion, and proportion of sapwood occluded increased generally but irregularly through the first 9 weeks following inoculation of small (17-32 cm dbh) Pinus ponderosa with Ophiostoma minus or Leptographium terebrantis. No significant increases were detected between 9 and 64 weeks. The average proportion of sapwood depth occluded at 4 weeks ranged from 0.1-0.15 for O. minus and 0.2-0.4 for L. terebrantis. This rate of occlusion was judged inadequate per se to account for development of crown symptoms in trees following mass attack by bark beetles. For. Sci. 38(1):34-44.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor, Department of Entomological Sciences, University of California, 201 Wellman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
Publication date: February 1, 1992
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