Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dead Pine Tree - Blister Rust Canker - Waterford 1924


This image shows a white pine tree killed of by Blister Rust Canker. The infection was on the trunk only five feet from the ground. Points of infection on the lower end of the tree are particularly deadly because the tree is girdled at the point of the canker. Everything above the canker then dies off. This tree would have made good lumber in a few years. There are no pine needles remaining on the tree. There are several small pine seedlings surrounding the large dead tree. There is snow on the ground and it is late fall.

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