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agrostis
12-10-2012, 04:09 PM
http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_1a7dd3b4-41a6-11e2-a774-001a4bcf6878.html

grandview (2006)
12-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Just curious.How are they still die off? Does the fungus just stay in the air some how?

AI Inc
12-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Just curious.How are they still die off? Does the fungus just stay in the air some how?

Blight thrives in hot humid weather. Typicaly if there is a wet august it can wipe out many a garden and beyond.

agrostis
12-10-2012, 07:52 PM
It's soil-borne mostly, though this article say's the pathogen live's on the bark of other tree's. I can go out on my property in spring and show you a bunch of live chestnut sapling's that will be dead by fall. I've only seen a couple of mature chestnut's, i'd like to see a forest, i didn't realize how useful that wood was. Did you know they made railroad tie's and telegraph pole's out of that stuff, i didn't.