Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Pests and diseases of forest plantation trees: an annotated list of the principal species occurring in the British Commonwealth.

Abstract

This book was compiled as a result of a recommendation of the 8th Commonwealth Forestry Conference in 1962 that an annotated check-list of the pests and diseases of all forest plantation species should be published. The Commonwealth Forestry Institute was charged with initiating and coordinating action. A circular enquiry was sent to all Commonwealth Forest Services and this, together with a survey of the literature (the bibliography contains >2500 references) has formed the basis of the compilation. For each of the principal pests and pathogens occurring on tree species, brief data are given on distribution, life history, type of damage, relative importance, main references etc. The book has three parts: (1) Animals as pests of forest plantation trees (pp. 3-728-mainly insects, but includes mammals, other than Homo sapiens, birds, nematodes etc.); (2) Pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, and higher plants (pp. 729-1007-weed plants not included unless at least partly parasitic); (3) A list of trees and their pests and pathogens (pp. 1009-1161-includes tree species used for soil-fixation, shelterbelts, amenity planting etc.). The book is completed by a glossary of common names of trees, pests and diseases (pp. 1163-1229) and a bibliography (pp. 1231-1330). KEYWORDS: Abies amabilis \ Bacterial diseases \ Bird damage \ fungal diseases \ insect pests \ mammals \ vertebrate pests \ Nematodes \ Parasitic migher plants \ protection \ forests \ and plantation \ Virus \ plant diseases \ trees