Alan Kanaskie

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During the past decade, Swiss needle cast (SNC) damage has intensified in many Douglas-fir plantations in the Coast Range of Oregon, particularly along the immediate north coast. In plantations with severe symptoms, growth losses and reduced tree vigor are evident, but the magnitude of growth losses associated with varying intensities of damage is not(More)
Stream monitoring using leaf baits for early detection of P. ramorum is an important part of the Oregon sudden oak death program. About 50 streams in and near the Oregon quarantine area in the southwest corner of the state are currently monitored. Rhododendron and tanoak leaf baits in mesh bags are exchanged every two weeks throughout the year. Leaves are(More)
Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death and ramorum blight, is known to exist as three distinct clonal lineages which can only be distinguished by performing molecular marker-based analyses. However, in the recent literature there exists no consensus on naming of these lineages. Here we propose a system for naming clonal lineages of P.(More)
Swiss needle cast (SNC) is a foliage disease specific to Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) caused by the Ascomycete fungus Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii. Currently, it is causing an epidemic west of the Oregon Coast Range from Coos Bay to Astoria: 2010 aerial survey estimate of almost 400,000 ac of plantations with visible symptoms. General symptoms include(More)
Sudden oak death (SOD), caused by Phytophthora ramorum, was first discovered in Oregon forests in July 2001. Since then an interagency team has been working with landowners to eradicate the pathogen by cutting and burning all infected and nearby host plants. During the first two years of the eradication effort, all host vegetation within 15 to 30 m of(More)
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the numerous forest land owners who cooperated in the survey by providing funding through the Oregon Forest Industries Council Animal Damage Committee, by providing access to their lands, and by ground verifying many polygons. Specifically we thank the following individuals for participating in the ground(More)
Front cover: Widespread mortality of mature lodgepole pine in southcentral Oregon due to mountain pine beetle. (Oregon Department of Forestry photo.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance(More)
Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death, was first discovered in Oregon in July 2001 by aerial survey (Goheen and others 2002). Alerted to the situation in California and experienced in aerial tree mortality surveys, cooperators from the USDA Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry planned a pilot survey for P. ramorum to(More)
Sudden oak death (SOD), caused by Phytophthora ramorum, was first discovered in Oregon forests by aerial survey in July 2001. Since then an interagency team has been working with landowners to eradicate the pathogen by cutting and burning all infected and nearby host plants. The Oregon SOD program now consists of the following elements: early detection;(More)