Keep an eye out for signs of fungi in trees
- Architecture of an Antagonistic Tree/Fungus Network: The Asymmetric Influence of Past Evolutionary History. Vacher, Corinne; Piou, Dominique; Desprez-Loustau, Marie-Laure // PLoS ONE;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p1
Background: Compartmentalization and nestedness are common patterns in ecological networks. The aim of this study was to elucidate some of the processes shaping these patterns in a well resolved network of host/pathogen interactions. Methology/Principal Findings: Based on a long-term (1972-2005)...
- Laurel Wilt / Redbay Ambrosia Beetle. Zirbel, Jodi // Landscape & Irrigation;Mar2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p30
The article offers information on redbay tree disease laurel wilt and how to prevent and treat its effects on trees. It states that laurel wilt is a fungus that was introduced by the redbay ambrosia beetle into the redbay trees. It mentions that as laurel wilt grows, the conducting systems of...
- A test for constitutive and induced resistance by tall... Boning, Rebecca A.; Bultman, Thomas L. // American Midland Naturalist;Oct96, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p328
Studies the hypothesis that endophytes mediate induced resistance by a grass to an herbivorous insect. How some grasses increase their resistance to insect herbivores; Use of fall armyworm as a bioassay to determine the affects of treatment; Details on the study; Methodology and results of...
- Dogwood anthracnose. Birt, R.; Anderson, R. // Horticulture;Dec91, Vol. 69 Issue 10, p16
Discusses the spread of dogwood anthracnose, a fungus that attacks the eastern native flowering dogwood (`Cornus florida'). Symptoms; How the fungus spreads; Dogwoods in nature; How to care for dogwoods; Prevention; The Asian `Cornus kousa', a disease-resistant dogwood.
- Healing cuts. Swain, Roger B.; Wesley, Trish // Horticulture;Apr96, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p29
No abstract available.
- Research update. // Grounds Maintenance;May97, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p1
Reports on a research aimed at assessing the accuracy of arboriculture experts in predicting tree decay based on outward signs. Participation of tree experts who evaluated laurel oaks and predicted the degree of internal decay and loss of strength at each indicated cross section.
- Elm Street revisited. Cook, J. // Country Journal;Oct87, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p52
The history of American elm trees and Dutch elm disease. How Elm bark beetles were first introduced to the US and how they do their damage. How the survival of the elm species seems guaranteed and how resistant varieties are being developed. INSET: The Elm Research Institute..
- Life's a beech--& then you die. Cammermeyer, Jay // American Forests;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 99 Issue 7/8, p20
Looks at the epidemic of beech-bark disease and the insect that causes it. Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisuga); Movement through locality divided into three stages; Advancing front; Killing front; Aftermath zone challenge to foresters; Research by Forest Service's Northeastern Forest Experiment...
- Butternut blues. Patterson, Rich // American Forests;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 99 Issue 7/8, p22
Looks at butternut canker, the fungus that has ravaged the butternut tree to near-extinction. Diagnosis and treatment hampered; Comparison with black walnut; Spread of disease; Spore formation through bark injury; Death inevitable.