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An economic impact assessment for oak wilt in Anoka County, Minnesota

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Haight, Robert G.; Mehta, S.V.; Horie, T.; Smith, D.J.; Venette, R.C.; Homans, F.R.; Walter, A.J.

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In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 31.


Sound economic assessments of damages caused by exotic invasive species provide a basis to determine whether management programs should be established, modified, or discontinued. Few analyses have attempted to carefully quantify those damages, especially for forest pests. Oak wilt is the most significant disease of oaks (Quercus spp) in the north central United States and is caused by a nonnative fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum.

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Venette, R.C. 2009. Implication of global climate change on the distribution and activity of Phytophthora ramorum. In: Gottschalk, Kurt (ed.) Proceedings of the 20th USDA Interagency forum on invasive species: January 13-16, 2009. Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Newtown Square, PA. 58-59.

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