Origin: North America
First finding in Slovenia: not yet found in Slovenia
Pathways: Transported with tree-saplings. Secondary spontaneous spreading by wind.
Possible to identify: year-round
Habitat: This fungus causes the bark to die of various Fir species, including the native and widespread Silver Fir (Abies alba). It can also infect Spruce trees (Picea abies) when these grow near Firs.
Status in Slovenia: This plant disease is found in Fir plantations in Norway and Denmark, with traded Fir trees it can potentially spread to Slovenia.
Similar species: Neonectria fuckeliana, N. ditissima, Nectria cinnabarina.
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