7th Western Hazard Tree Workshop
- 2013, May 14-16
- Sponsored by Western International Forest Disease Work Conference
- Relics Conference Center, Sedona, Arizona, USA
Northeast Forest Health Workshop
- 2013, May 15-17
- Held jointly with the Maine and New England Society of American Foresters Field Meeting
- Sunday River Resort near Bethel, Maine, USA
IUFRO Working Party 7.02.04 - Virus and phytoplasma diseases of forest and urban trees
- With 5th International Symposium on Plant Protection and Plant Health in Europe
- 2013, May 27-29
- Berlin, Germany
Third IUFRO Latin American Congress (IUFROLAT)
- With IUFRO Division 7 session on "Threats to Forest Health - Forest Pests and Diseases, Biological Invasions, Air Pollution and Climate Change"
- 2013, June 12-15
- San Jose, Costa Rica
Joint Meeting of Mycological Society of America and American Phytopathological Society
- 2013, August 10-14
- Austin, Texas, USA
IUFRO Rusts of forest trees + Breeding and genetic resources of five-needle pines + Strobusphere meeting
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Cartoon courtesy of Ryan Hart, State University of New York Ranger School '95
Forest pathology is the study of tree diseases. In this web site, Forest and Shade Tree Pathology, we cover major diseases of trees, considering their causes (etiology), factors that affect their spread (epidemiology), ecological and economic impacts, and management.
If you are going to spend time learning forest pathology, you should have some reason to think it is important. Consider some of the following aspects:
- The economic losses from tree diseases have been estimated to be higher than those from insects and fire combined.
- The composition, structure and dynamics of plant communities are often determined in part by diseases.
- Some diseases play a role in creating suitable habitats and nesting sites for wildlife.
- Issues such as forest declines and forest health are inextricably tied to forest diseases.