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Pitch canker, also known as pitch pine or pine pitch canker, is a serious canker disease of pines (Pinus spp.) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). It is caused by the fungus Fusarium circinatum (also known as Gibberella circinata). The disease affects trees in plantations, gardens, parks and nurseries.

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Pitch canker, also known as pitch pine or pine pitch canker, is a serious canker disease of pines (Pinus spp.) and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). It is caused by the fungus Fusarium circinatum (also known as Gibberella circinata). The disease affects trees in plantations, gardens, parks and nurseries.

Photographer: Ana Pérez-Sierra
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Credit line: Forestry Commission / Ana Pérez-Sierra
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