Smooth Patch, A Bark Lesion of White Oak
Smooth patch is a pathological bark lesion. The disease causes the outer and corky regions of the bark to flake off. Although saprophytic, it indirectly affects the health of a tree through the reduced bark thickness and the consequent decreased protection against desiccation, wood-destroying fungi and mechanical injury.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Illinois State Natural History Survey, Urbana, Ill.
Publication date: 01 April 1933