High Level of Chestnut Blight Control on Grafted American Chestnut Trees Inoculated with Hypovirulent Strains

  title={High Level of Chestnut Blight Control on Grafted American Chestnut Trees Inoculated with Hypovirulent Strains},
  author={T. A. Dierauf and J. D. Artman and John Rush Elkins and S. Lucille Griffin and Gary J. Griffin},
  journal={Arboriculture \& Urban Forestry},
The American chestnut [Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Bork.] was greatly valued as a landscape and forest tree in the eastern United States until the chestnut blight fungus [Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) Barr] killed all but a few trees during the first half of this century. Some of the large American chestnuts that survived the blight epidemic have been found to have low levels of blight resistance (2). These trees typically have had several to many limbs killed by blight. Most of these… 

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