Thousand Cankers Disease

Asked November 1, 2019, 1:52 PM EDT

Is Thousand Cankers Disease in Portland?

Multnomah County Oregon plant pathology thousand cankers disease

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Thank you for choosing Ask an Expert for information about Thousand Cankers Disease of walnuts. This disease is found in Oregon as well as in other western states.

Thousand Cankers, a fungus, is spread by the walnut twig beetle and has been identified in our area since the early 2000s. For a full account of the damage this disease does, along with details on its life cycle and controls, see here: https://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/host-disease/walnut-juglans-spp-thousand-cankers-disease-black-walnut-decline

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