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Butternut Canker

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Butternut canker
Scientific Name:
Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum Nair, Kostichka & Kuntz (CABI)
Common Name:
Butternut canker
Butternut canker symptoms - Photo by USDA, FS, Northeastern Area
Native To:
Unknown, possibly Asia (Furnier et al. 1999)
Date of U.S. Introduction:
First detected in 1967, but may have been present before then (Farlee et al. 2010)
Means of Introduction:
Lethal disease of butternut trees (Juglans cinerea) (Farlee et al. 2010)
Current U.S. Distribution:
Northeastern and Midwestern U.S.

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status


Selected Resources

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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

International Government

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

State and Local Government

New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Forestry.
See also: Forest Health Threats for more fact sheets


University of Vermont. Forest Pathology.
Purdue University Extension. Forestry and Natural Resources (Indiana).
Publication FNR-421-W
See also: Forestry and Natural Resources publications
University of Wisconsin- Extension.
Publication XHT1142


Forest Gene Conservation Association (Canada).