Comparative tree-ring anatomy of Fraxinus excelsior with Chalara dieback

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that the biometrical characters of wood elements in ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior L.) become modified in response to the progression of disease caused by Chalara fraxinea. Anatomical analyses were performed on wood samples collected at breast height from the trunks of groups of ash trees which contained healthy, weakened and dead… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11676-017-0586-1

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