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The Christmas Tree: Traditions, Production, and Diseases

Gary A. Chastagner, D. Michael Benson

13 October 2000

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This article takes a historical look at the Christmas tree industry and discuss three diseases limiting growers’ ability to meet the demand for noble and Fraser fir in North America: Phytophthora root rot and stem canker, current season needle necrosis (CSNN), and interior needle blight.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2000-1013-01-RV

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