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Pest and Disease Information

Lodgepole Pine
  • Pinus contorta - Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Leaf Miner, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot. Additional and expanded information listed below.

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LODGEPOLE PINE
9 Records Found
Disease or Pest NameDescription of Disease or Pest

Annosus root disease
Heterobasidion annosum

Heterobasidion_annosumSymptoms of Annosus root disease include fading of crowns to light green, thinning crowns, chlorotic foliage, reduced height growth, and ultimately death. Trees affected often occur as small groups. As t...

Red fomes rot
Fomitopsis cajanderi

This wood decay forms perennial, woody, bracket-like to hoof shaped conks on the trunk of affected trees. The upper surface is brown to black, cracked and rough. The lower surface has small circular pore...

Western Gall Rust
Endocronartium. harknessii

Endocronartium_harknessiiWestern gall rust forms globose to fusiform galls form on the branches or trunk of infected trees. On large trees this results in a hip-canker. The fungus produces powdery yellow-orange spores on surface ...

California fivespined engraver
Ips paraconfusus

ips_paraThe California fivespined ips kills saplings, pole sized trees, young trees up to 26 inches in diameter and the tops of even larger trees. It often breeds in slash and recently downed material and spreads...

Carpenter ant
Camponotus spp.

adultCarpenter ants tunnel in the wood of stumps, logs, and standing dead trees. They are black or black and red and are 7 to 15 mm long. They do not eat the wood, feeding mostly on other insects. They have ...

Ips
Ips spp.

Ips_spp_adultIps kills saplings, pole sized trees, young trees up to 26 inches in diameter and the tops of even larger trees. It often breeds in slash and recently downed material and spreads from there to live trees....

Mountian Pine Beetle
Dendroctonus ponderosae

Dendroctonus_ponderosaeThe mountain pine beetle often kills trees in small groups. Many times these trees are weakened by fire, drought, dwarf mistletoe, rust, or smog. Generally only trees over 10 inches in diameter will be a...

Red turpentine beetle
Dendroctonus valens

Dendroctonus_valens_frassThe red turpentine beetle most often attacks trees are weakened by fire, drought, dwarf mistletoe, rust, or smog. It can attack freshly cut logs and stumps. Often attacks trees in campgrounds and around ...

Western pineshoot borer
Eucosma sonomana

deadshootsThe western pineshoot borer is a significant pest on young open-grown pine. The adult is a coppery-red moth and lays its eggs on elongating shoots in the spring. The larvae bore through the terminal shoots...