Joint IUFRO "Foliage, shoot and stem diseases of forest trees” and “Diseases and insects in forest nurseries” Meetings
- Joint meeting of IUFRO Working Parties 7.02.02 and 7.03.04
- 2015, June 7-12
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
- info forthcoming
Mycological Society of America
- Joint meeting with the Botanical Society of America
- 2015, July 24-30
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5th International Symposium on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions
- 2015, August 23-28
- Orleans, France
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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.