Canadian Forest Service Publications

Phytosanitary risks associated with mountain pine beetle-killed trees. 2004. Allen, E.A.; Carroll, A.L.; Humble, L.M.; Leal, I.; Breuil, C.; Uzonovic, A.; Watler, D. Pages 174-176 in T.L. Shore, J.E. Brooks, and J.E. Stone, editors. Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium: Challenges and Solutions, October 30-31, 2003, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Information Report BC-X-399. 298 p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25047

Language: English

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The risks associated with transporting mountain pine beetle-killed trees outside of the infestation area are being determined. Concerns regarding log movement within Canada focus on the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopkins) and its potential for establishment in other parts of Canada. Other secondary pests that may be associated with trees killed by mountain pine beetle, including insects, fungi and nematodes, are being identified and evaluated for their potential to be of phytosanitary concern in international trade.