Canadian Forest Service Publications

Great Lakes Forestry Centre e-Bulletin. Issue 20, Spring 2013. 6p.

Year: 2013

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35113

Language: English

Series: e-Bulletin (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Recently retired GLFC forest pathologist wants to "Rotstop" root rot: Over the course of GLFC scientist Mike Dumas' career, he studied pathogens that affect trees. His most recent work may contribute to the potential Canadian registration of Phlebiopsis gigantea (currently used in Europe and sold under the name RotstopR) as a natural control agent for Annosus root rot in pine plantations. This pathogen, which causes root and butt decay, leads to tree mortality and is currently a concern in red pine plantations of eastern Canada. He has tested the effectiveness of this natural control agent under field conditions and developed methods for its long term storage.

TreeAzinR now registered for control of Emerald Ash Borer in Canada: TreeAzin, a natural insecticide that is injected into individual trees, received full national registration for control of emerald ash borer (EAB) from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in October 2012. The use of this botanically derived insecticide will help municipalities and homeowners in their efforts to slow the spread and limit damage by EAB.

Canadian Forest Service receives award from Tree Canada*: The Canadian Forest Service (CFS), received an award from tree Canada for its work on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

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Plain Language Summary

This is a web-based newsletter that demonstrates how the Canadian Forest Service is providing information towards the maintenance of Canada’s healthy forests and the promotion of a strong forest sector. Stories in this edition include: root rot disease; TreeAzin; webinar reports on the fate of peatlands in a warmer world and the correlations between birds and spruce budworm outbreaks; and the CFS receiving a Tree Canada award for their work on the emerald ash borer. This knowledge transfer product aligns with the CFS’s Forest Ecosystem Science and Application Intended Outcome (IO) (Forest carbon research, reporting and policy advice) and the Forest Disturbances Science and Application IO (Forest invasive alien species).

Also available under the title:
Centre de forestier des Grands Lacs Bulletin-é. No. 20, printemps 2013. (French)