Scientific Summary No. 68, 2010
The Fifth Meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 "Phytophthora in Forests & Natural Ecosystems" was held in Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand, March 7-12, 2010. The local attraction was a "new" and lethal disease of the iconic kauri tree. This indigenous member of the Araucareaceae reaches a huge size and great age. It has been central to Mauri cosmology and life since they first discovered the islands. Now a new Phytophthora is killing the trees.
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By Everett Hansen, Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09
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