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White Pine Blister Rust

White pine blister rust - Invasive.orgScientific name: Cronartium ribicola A. Dietr. (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)

Common name: White pine blister rust

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Native To: Asia (Maloy 2001)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Around 1900 (Maloy 2001)

Means of Introduction: Accidentally introduced on white pine seedlings imported from Europe (Maloy 2001)

Impact: Fungal disease of five-needle (white) pines (Maloy 2001)

Current U.S. Distribution: Northeastern U.S., Appalachian region, Great Lakes region, Pacific Northwest, and Rocky Mountain region



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Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States - White Pine Blister Rust
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Gallery of Pests - White Pine Blister Rust
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Invasive Species Compendium - Cronartium ribicola
CAB International.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

Global Invasive Species Database - Cronartium ribicola (fungus)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Federal Government

Managing for Healthy White Pine Ecosystems in the United States to Reduce the Impacts of White Pine Blister Rust (2003; PDF | 8.00 MB)
USDA. Forest Service.

White Pine Blister Rust - Forest Disease Management Notes (PDF | 60 KB)
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Region.

International Government

Forest Invasive Alien Species - White Pine Blister Rust
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State Government

Tree Notes - White Pine Blister Rust in California (2003; PDF | 560 KB)
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
See also: Tree Notes for more fact sheets

Forester Forums - White Pine Blister Rust (Sep 2014; PDF | 1.42 MB)
Idaho Department of Lands.
See also: Forester Forums for more fact sheets

Insect & Disease Fact Sheets - White Pine Blister Rust
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Forest Service.


Fact Sheet: White Pine Blister Rust on Currants and Gooseberries
Ohio State University Extension.

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook - Pine, White-White Pine Blister Rust
Oregon State University. Extension Service.


Plant Disease Lessons - White Pine Blister Rust
American Phytopathological Society.

White Pine Blister Rust (Sep 2001)
Plant Management Network. Plant Health Progress.


Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Cronartium ribicola. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].

Maloy, O.C. 2001. White pine blister rust. Plant Health Progress 24 Sep 2001.

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