Doug Berch

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Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease Is Spreading

While in Kentucky this weekend I learned that Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease had been found in Tennessee. A few weeks ago no cases had been reported in the Eastern part of the United States.

This disease can potentially cause  walnut trees in North America to become extinct.

It is not a time to give up hope for the walnut tree but it is certainly time to take action. Contact your State Department of Agriculture of University Extension for local information. Some states and counties are already banning the transport of walnut logs, firewood, etc.

Do what you can to protect walnut trees!

Here are some link to more information:

Thousand Cankers Walnut Disease

Missouri Department of Agriculture – Thousand Cankers of Black Walnut

Tennessee Department of Agriculture – Identifying Thousand Cankers Disease

The Missourian – How Thousand Cankers Disease Works


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3 Comments

  1. Such horrible news. Hope it can be cured and stopped.

  2. Me too! American Chestnut, Dogwood, Ash, Hemlock, and now Walnut?!?!?!

  3. I was working on my site and must have accidentally caused this older post to load here. I haven’t heard any news about this blight for a while. I hope it is under control!

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