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Pines have earned a secure niche in America's urban landscape, thanks to their diversity, adaptability and beauty. Over the past 20 years, however, a disease called pine wilt has killed so many Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in the Midwest that extension specialists in several states no longer recommend planting this once-popular species as a landscape tree.


  • How pine wilt is caused
  • How it spreads in the landscape
  • Measures that can be taken to manage the disease


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Publication No. MX858