Pests of the Native California Conifers

Pests of the Native California Conifers

by David L. Wood
     
 

This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California’s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and everyone who needs up-to-date information on conifer

Overview

This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California’s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and everyone who needs up-to-date information on conifer pests in one convenient manual.

o Species accounts cover life cycles, habits, distribution, and significance of each pest and discuss valuable options for reducing or avoiding damage

o 111 clear color photographs show damage caused by 80 insects, diseases, fungi, parasitic plants, animals, and other destructive agents

o The only guide to include information on environmental factors such as air pollution, salt, and frost as well as biological agents

o Appendices list pests and diseases by tree species and by part of the tree affected

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233270
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #70
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

David L. Wood is Professor of the Graduate School and Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. Thomas W. Koerber is retired research entomologist at the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, and currently Consulting Entomologist, Entomological Services Co., Berkeley, California. Robert F. Scharpf is Retired Research Plant Pathologist, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service. Andrew J. Storer is Assistant Professor of Forest
Insect Ecology in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.

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