Chestnut blight

is it destroying to much?

Chestnut blight

  • Chestnut blight is an invasive disease on chestnut trees, it is a canker disease caused by fungus, it can sop growth of trees, kill branches, and kill the chestnut trees also known as cryphonectria parasitica
  • It from Asia most likely brought from an Asian nursery stock
  • the disease can spread airborne or by rain in short distances.
  • It came from china and ended up in north america, it affected the northern eastern part, New York city, and america.
  • The damage it has done to NC is that ecologists believe that 25% of trees were chestnut, by 1904 when the disease was discovered in a zoo it spread in less than one generation, by 1940 it had wiped out all the chestnut trees in their native range.
  • A management plan to keep the chestnut blight controlled and it be not as harmful would be to bring in a parasite to kill off fungi.
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