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Rhizina Root Rot of Little Consequence in Washington and Oregon

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In 1973 the root pathogen, Rhizina undulata, was found fruiting on 64 of 277 recently burned Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirb.] Franco) clearcuts on national forest and state-owned lands in western Washington and Oregon. Frequency of infested clearcuts within the surveyed area increased with increasing latitude. On clearcuts where the fungus was detected, it was usually associated with only minor seedling mortality. Changing current burning practices to avoid losses caused by this fungus is not warranted.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Pathologist, Oregon State Department of Forestry, Salem, Oregon

Publication date: January 1, 1979

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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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