Pine Wilt: A Fatal Disease of Exotic Pines in the Midwest
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Pines have earned a secure niche in America's urban landscape, thanks to their diversity, adaptability and beauty. Over the past 20 years, however, a disease called pine wilt has killed so many Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in the Midwest that extension specialists in several states no longer recommend planting this once-popular species as a landscape tree.
- How pine wilt is caused
- How it spreads in the landscape
- Measures that can be taken to manage the disease