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Pitch canker is a fungal disease that infects many species of pine trees and Douglas-fir, but is most likely to be encountered on Monterey, Bishop, or Knobcone pines. First discovered in California in 1986. This disease continues to spread.


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Affected trees exhibit branch end dieback and pitch flow. Typically, branches throughout the crown are affected. Trees respond to the fungus by producing resin.

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Decisions concerning tree removal are often complex and the following information is a general policy statement and not a substitute for on-site professional hazard tree evaluation.

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Current research, Tree Notes and references on Monterey Pine and Pitch Canker.

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Funding, position papers, Senate Bill 1712 and zone of infestation.

right_tree_linkMeeting Minutes

Agendas and notes from task farce meetings.

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Resource links to other related groups, cooperators and agencies.

right_tree_linkNative Pine Information

Information pertaining to health, ecology, managent and research on California native pine species.