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Blister Rust On Unprotected White Pines

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The spread of blister rust in a natural stand of white pine was followed over a 20-year period, starting about 10 years after the initial infection. Seedlings and saplings suffered heavy losses and were virtually eliminated from the stand. Mortality of older trees increased steadily during the 20 years, with almost half of the largest and most valuable trees dead or dying from the disease at the end of the study.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Disease Technician (Deceased), SE Forest Exp. Sta., U.S. Forest Service, Athens, Ga.

Publication date: March 1, 1971

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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