Canadian Forest Service Publications
Diseases of Populus in British Columbia: A Diagnostic Manual. 1998. Callan, B.E. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. 157 p. (includes: colour illustrations).
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 5119
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
This manual is designed to help the reader with both field and laboratory identification of common diseases of poplar in British Columbia, and to provide information on disease impacts and distribution in British Columbia.
The British Columbia forest industry is currently interested in the use of native aspen, balsam poplar and cottonwood (genus Populus) for wood products such as oriented strand board, veneer, chopsticks, and pulp. In addition to the harvest and tending of subsequent natural regeneration of native poplar species, forest companies are exploring the intensive cultivation of fast-growing hybrid poplars for wood. With the growing interest in this valuable hardwood resource comes the need for pathology research and disease diagnostic tools specific to our region. This manual expands upon basic mycology information provided in previous regional manuals (“Parasitic microfungi of western trees” by A. Funk, Pacific Forestry Centre, 1981, and “Foliar fungi of western trees” by A. Funk, Pacific Forestry Centre, 1985). It is also intended to complement similar manuals designed for other regions.
Out of Print.