Canadian Forest Service Publications
The natural defences of trees against injury and disease. 2004. Rioux, D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, QC. Branching out, Number 16. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 25386
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
Availability: PDF (download)
Trees are constantly exposed to a multitude of micro-organisms, but only a few are capable of causing disease. When trees come under attack from micro-organisms, their primary line of defence is a mechanism called compartmentalization. Researchers at the Laurentian Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forest Service are studying the compartmentalization process in trees that have sustained different types of damage.
Also available under the title:
Blessures et maladies : Les arbres se défendent. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 16. (Cette fiche a été mise à jour. Consultez l'Éclaircie No. 65) (French)