Canadian Forest Service Publications
Compartmentalization: a defense process in trees. 2011. Rioux, D. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 65. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 32543
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
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Trees are constantly exposed to a multitude of microorganisms, but only a few of them (mostly fungi) are capable of causing diseases. When a microorganism invades a tree, the latter often reacts through a defense mechanism known as compartmentalization. Researchers at the Canadian Forest Service have been studying this phenomenon for several years in trees that have sustained different types of damage, notably from maple tree tapping.
Also available under the title:
Le compartimentage : un moyen de défense des arbres. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 65. (French)