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Mark 13:31 (King James Version)

31Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

No thing exist without it’s coded signature of light … that signature of light in which the matrix gives form to it’s existence …  the old matrix Programs must be erased …  as all things must be reestablished in new signature codes capable of Higher Frequencies …

1 Corinthians 15:53 (King James Version)

53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

We are in the transitions of change …  the Creator is in visitation …

Story Published: Mar 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM PST

Thousand Cankers Disease detected in Eugene tree

From the City of Eugene

Eugene’s urban forest is facing a very serious threat from a new disease called Thousand Cankers Disease that is killing black walnut trees in eight western states.

Laboratory analysis at the Plant Clinic at Oregon State University (OSU) confirmed the large walnut on Madison Street next to Gray’s Garden Center to be the first known case in Eugene found to have the disease.

The disease has probably been present in Eugene for the last few years, and it has already been found in every county in the Willamette Valley, according to Dr. Jay Pscheidt, OSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist.

Thousand Cankers Disease is caused by a newly-discovered fungus (Geosmithia morbida) that is carried to trees by the tiny walnut twig beetle. The fungus kills areas of bark throughout the tree. Cankers eventually grow together and girdle limbs and the trunk so nutrients can no longer move in the tree.

*Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

What Is it?

“Originally found to be killing trees in Colorado as early as 2003, this is a newly recognized disease (2008) of primarily Black walnut (Juglans nigra) and caused by a fungus, Geosmithia morbida, that is vectored into the tree by the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorous juglandis). Thousand Cankers disease has produced widespread death of black walnuts in many western states during the past decade. Other species of walnut such as Arizona walnut, English walnut, and California walnut have all shown varying degrees of susceptibility to this fungus”

*Photo by Jim LaBonte, Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Trees in the Willamette Valley typically die within two to five years after showing their first symptoms of summer leaf yellowing and branch dieback. Currently, there are no known insecticides or fungicides that control the beetle or disease.

Symptoms of the disease?

“A newly recognized fungus, Geosmithia, kills a localized area in the phloem just under the bark in  >2cm wood after introduction by the walnut twig beetle.  These dead areas often overlap or coalesce from numerous strikes (35 insects per square inch of wood) causing nutrient disruption to foliage and thus leading to branch dieback.”

“The City is working with Oregon State University, Lane County Extension Farms, and Gardens Program, and local arborists and governmental agencies to figure out the best way for us to act responsibly in limiting the spread of this disease when we handle affected trees,” says Mark Snyder, City of Eugene urban forester. “Since there is no known cure at this time, community members should work with their tree care professional to determine whether or not a tree they are concerned about is a black walnut tree and if it is infected (many Oregon walnuts are hybrids and are less susceptible, as is the English walnut).

Walnut heartwood (found only in tree trunks) may be able to be processed at custom sawmills to help offset the cost of removal.  Since the value of the trunk wood does not diminish as the tree dies, there is no hurry to remove a tree before it dies or has substantial branch death. Pruning out the dead wood may delay death for a few years, but it has not been shown to save trees. Be sure not to transport firewood, though, as this will spread the disease. Two 18-inch pieces of firewood in Colorado were found to still be infested with over 23,000 beetles one year after cutting.”

Community members who have questions can contact Lane County Extension Service Farms and Gardens Program, 783 Grant Street, at 541-344-0265 (Master Gardener hotline). If there is a tree in the street right-of-way (lawn strip between the curb and sidewalk) that a community member suspects may be infected, they can contact the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division at 541-682-4800 to request an inspection.

Walnut twig beetle and associated staining around tunnel.

Large trunk cankers of black walnut.


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