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nadjiwan
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 08-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Not sure if this topic appears elsewhere on the forum so forgive me if I've missed it somewhere else. On two recent trips from North Bay to Cobalt and Temagami, I was struck at the amount of dead evergreens visible from the highway. I initially thought these were spruce only but on a short jaunt down Marten Lake Rd to get a closer look, I see that Balsam Fir are also affected. I'm not sure if this "die-off" is recent or not but I haven't noticed it previously. I have next to no knowledge of tree diseases/infestations so I thought I would put it out to folks on here. Spruce Bud Worm?...But does that affect other species too? And the branches of all these dead trees are covered in heavy lichen-like masses...so a fungal infection/disease perhaps? It is very widespread and quite apparent once you start looking for it and know it's there. Thoughts anyone?

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