Butternut (Juglans cinerea) decline question.

Ed ceengr at usit.net
Fri Jan 21 21:40:17 EST 2000

Chestnut Blight (now called Cryphonectria parasitica) does affect some Oaks,
but very mildly.  Unless the Oaks are very stressed by something else, the
worst they are affected is swollen boles or butts.  Oaks are mainly just
carriers of the fungus that still continuously kills the related Chestnut
sprouts to the ground.  Mild or hypovirulent fungus strains are few and far
between in the wild.

Ed Greenwell
ceengr at usit.net
Starr Cash <starr at starrcash.com> wrote in message
news:3888736c.3144375 at news2.primenetwork.net...
> Copied following from Ency. Britannica on-line.  Looks like the
> chestnut fungus does affect some oaks.
> chestnut blight
>  a plant disease caused by the fungus Endothia parasitica. It has
> killed virtually all native American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) in
> the United States and Canada and is also destructive in other
> countries. Other blight-susceptible species include Spanish chestnut
> (C. stavia), post oak (Quercus stellata), and live oak (Q.virginiana).
> In Europe several oak species are affected.

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