Origin: North America
First finding in Slovenia: not yet found in Slovenia
Pathways: transported with seeds, saplings, wood and bark. Spores are secondary spreading with wind and insects.
Possible to identify: year-round
Habitat: Infects Pine species as well as other coniferous trees. This fungus is most common at locations with a high humidity and higher average temperature.
Status in Slovenia: Most at risk are Pine trees in southwestern Slovenia as well as trees in the surroundings of tree-nurseries.
Similar species: Diplodia pinea, Gremmeniella abietina, Cenangium ferruginosum, Atropellis spp., Tomicus spp..
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