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    Author(s): L.P. Magasi; W.R. Newell
    Date: 1983
    Source: In: Proceedings, I.U.F.R.O. Beech Bark Disease Working Party Conference; 1982 September 26-October 8; Hamden, CT. Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-37. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 13-17.
    Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
    Station: Washington Office
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    Beech bark dieease first reached North America about a 100 years ago and within a few decades rendered beech an almost useless weed species in the Maritimes. A survey in 1980 to determine the current status of the disease found the scale insect active, though infestations generally light, on over 90% of trees in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island but on only about 50% i n New Brunswick; Nectria coccineavar. faginata distributed throughout; some degree of stem cankering on trees; mortality in New Brunswick (3.7%) less than half of that found in Nova Scotia (9.1%) or Prince Edward Island (9.8%). The future of beech as an economical f o r e s t species is bleak.

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    Magasi, L.P.; Newell, W.R. 1983. The status of beech bark disease in the Maritime Provinces of Canada in 1980. In: Proceedings, I.U.F.R.O. Beech Bark Disease Working Party Conference; 1982 September 26-October 8; Hamden, CT. Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-37. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 13-17.

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