New and noteworthy diseases of trees in India: pit canker of Siris (Albizzia procera Benth.) due to Fusarium solani (Mart.) App. et Wr. sensu Snyder et Hansen.
Trees 15-20 years old are attacked by the pathogen, causing bark and stem cankers that may be as much as 10 ft. long and extend to 3/4 of the girth of the tree. The disease has been studied for the last 15 years at Dehra Dun and the results of these observations are described. KEYWORDS: Albizzia procera \ Cankers \ hardwoods \ fungal diseases \ protection \ forests