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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by agrostis, Dec 10, 2012.
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.
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.