Forest and Shade Tree Pathology

Selected References in Forest Pathology

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Agrios, G.N. and J. Beckerman. 2011. Plant Pathology, Sixth Edition. Academic Press. San Diego, California. 922 pp.

Boyce, J.S. 1961. Forest Pathology, 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill. New York, New York. 572 pp. This classic is long out of print, but if you search specifically in the z-shops section of amazon.com you can usually get it at a reasonable cost. Try to get the 3rd edition.

Burdon, J.J. 1987. Diseases and Plant Population Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 208 pp.

Butin, Heinz, D. Lonsdale (ed.) and R. Strouts (transl.). 1995. Tree Diseases and Disorders: Causes, Biology, and Control in Forest and Amenity Trees. Oxford Univ. Press.

Hartman, J.R., T.P. Pirone and M.A. Sall. 2000. Pirone's Tree Maintenance. 7th edition. Oxford Univ. Press. 560 pp.

Hepting, G.H. 1971. Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees of the United States. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Agricultural Handbook No. 386. Washington, D.C. 658 pp.

Manion, P.D. 1991. Tree Disease Concepts, 2nd edition. Prentice-Hall. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 402 pp.

Sinclair, W.A., H.F. Lyon and W.T. Johnson. 1987. Diseases of Trees and Shrubs. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York. 574 pp. This is not a textbook, but an encylopedic treasure trove of information and good photographs that is an absolute must-have book for anyone dealing with tree diseases.

Tainter, F.H., and F.A. Baker. 1996. Principles of Forest Pathology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, 803 pp.

Tattar, T.A. 1997. Diseases of Shade Trees. Revised. Academic Press.

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Regional Disease Guides

Adams, K.B., D.C. Allen, P.D. Manion and L.P Abrahamson. 1996. The Stewardship of Northern Hardwoods: a Forest Owner's Handbook. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. In Press.

Allen, E.A., D.J. Morrison and G.W. Wallis. 1996. Common Tree Diseases of British Columbia. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. 178 pp.

Anonymous. 1979. A Guide to Common Insects and Diseases of Forest Trees in the Northeastern United States. NA-FR-4. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Broomall PA. 127 pp.

Anonymous. 2000. Insects and Diseases of Woody Plants of the Central Rockies. Bulletin 506A. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Fort Collins, 283 pp.

Bega, R.V. 1978. Diseases of Pacific Coast Conifers. Agricultural Handbook No. 521. USDA Forest Service, Washington D.C. 206 pp.

Funk, A. 1981. Parasitic Microfungi of Western Trees. BC-X-222. Canadian Forestry Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria B.C. 190 pp.

Hiratsuka, Y. 1987. Forest Tree Diseases of the Prairie Provinces. Inform. Rept. NOR-X-286. Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forestry Service, Edmonton. 142 pp.

Holsten, E.H., P.E. Hennon and R.A. Werner. 1985. Insects and Diseases of Alaskan Forests. Report No. 181, USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, State and Private Forestry, Forest Pest Management. 217 pp.

Myren, D.T., G. Laflamme, P. Singh, L.P. Magasi and D. Lachance. 1994. Tree Diseases of Eastern Canada. Canadian Forestry Service. Science and Sustainable Development Directorate, Ottawa, Ontario. 159 pp.

Riffle, J.W. and G.W. Peterson. 1986. Diseases of Trees in the Great Plains. Gen. Techn. Rept. RM-129. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Fort Collins. 149 pp.

Solomon, J.D. et al. 1987. Oak Pests: A Guide to Major Insects, Diseases, Air Pollution and Chemical Injury. Protection Report R8-PR7. USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Expt. Sta. 69 pp.

Particular Disease Types

Ash, C. (ed.) 2001. Shade Tree: Wilt Diseases. American Phytopath. Soc.

Bennett, W.F. 1993. Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities in Crop Plants. APS Press. St. Paul Minnesota. 202 pp.

Cooper, J.I. 1993. Virus Diseases of Trees and Shrubs. Chapman & Hall, London.

Filip, G.M. (ed.) and T.D. Schowalter. 1997. Beetle-Pathogen Interactions in Conifer Forests. Academic Press.

Harrington, T.C. and F.W. Cobb, Jr. 1988. Leptographium Root Diseases on Conifers. APS Press. St. Paul Minnesota. 149 pp.

Hawksworth, F.G. and D. Wiens (B. Geils and R. Nisley, eds.). 1996. Dwarf Mistletoes (Arceuthobium): Biology and Classification. USDA Agr. Handbook 709. Washington DC. 410 pp.


Huttl, R.F. and W. Schaaf, eds. 1997. Magnesium Deficiency in Forest Ecosystems. Kluwer Academic Press.

Jones, R.K. and D.M. Benson (eds.). 2001. Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees in Nurseries. American Phytopathological Society.

Peterson, G.W. and R.S. Smith, Jr., Technical Coordinators. 1975. Forest Nursery Diseases in the United States. Agriculture Handbook No. 470. USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 125 pp.

Manion, P.D. 1984. Scleroderris Canker of Conifers. Martinus Nijhoff/Dr. W. Junk Publishers. The Hague. 273 pp.

Manion, P.D. and D. Lachance. 1992. Forest Decline Concepts. APS Press. St. Paul, MN. 249 pp.

Olson, R.K., D. Binkley, M. Bohm. 1992. The Response of Western Forests to Air Pollution (Ecological Studies, 97). Springer Verlag

Roland, T.F. 2000. Armillaria Root Rot: Biology and Control of Honey Fungus. Intercept Ltd.

Shaw, C.G., III and G.A. Kile, eds. 1991. Armillaria Root Disease. Agricultural Handbook 691. USDA Forest Service, Washington D.C. 233 pp.

Smith, W. 1981. Air Pollution and Forests. Springer-Verlag. New York. 379 pp.

Stipes, R.J. and R. J. Campana. 1981. Compendium of Elm Diseases. APS Press. St. Paul, MN. 96 pp.

Ziller, W.G. 1974. Tree Rusts of Western Canada. Publication No. 1329. Canadian Forestry Service. Victoria, British Columbia. 272 pp.

Important Early Books

Hartig, R. 1874. Wichtige Krankheiten der Waldbäume. Verlag von Julius Springer. Berlin. 127 pp plus figures.

Hubert, E.E. 1931. Outline of Forest Pathology. J. Wiley, New York, New York.



Hudler, G.W. 1998. Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds. Princeton University Press. 264 pp.

Wood-Inhabiting Fungi

Duncan, C.G. and F.F. Lombard. 1965. Fungi associated with principal decays in wood products in the United States. U.S. Forest Service Research Paper WO-4. 3l pp.

Fergus, C.L. 1960. Illustrated Genera of Wood Decay Fungi. Burgess Publishing Co. 132 pp.

Gilbertson, R.L. and L. Ryvarden. 1986, 1987. North American Polypores. Fungiflora, Blindern, Norway. In two volumes.

Nakasone, K.K. 1990. Cultural Studies and Identification of Wood-Inhabiting Corticiaceae and Selected Hyphomycetes from North America. Mycologia Memoir No. 15. Cramer.

Nobles, M.K. 1965. Identification of cultures of wood-inhabiting hymenomycetes. Can. J. Bot. 43:1097-1139.

Overholts, L.O. 1953. The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska, and Canada. Univ. of Michigan Press, 466 pp.


Schwarze, F.W.M.R., J. Engels and C. Mattheck. 2000. Fungal Strategies of Wood Decay in Trees. Springer-Verlag. 200 pp.

Stalpers, J.A. 1978. Identification of wood-inhabiting Aphyllophorales in pure culture. Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Baarn. Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Studies in Mycology No. 16.

Zabel, R.A. and J.J. Morrell. 1992. Wood Microbiology: Decay and Its Prevention. Academic Press. San Diego. 476 pp.

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