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Title: Annosus Root Rot in Eastern Conifers
Author: Robbins, Kathryn
Publication: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 76. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Key Words: Windthrow, bark beetle, fungus, conks, damage, forest health
Abstract: The fungus Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref. (= Fomes annosus (Fr.) Karst.) causes a root and butt rot of conifers in many temperate parts of the world. The decay, called annosus root rot, often kills infected conifers; infected trees that survive grow more slowly and are susceptible to windthrow and bark beetle attack.
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