needle cast

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Synonyms for needle cast

a disease of conifers causing the needles to fall

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One example of a climate change-related forest pathogen is the Swiss needle cast, a fungal foliar disease that is affecting Douglas fir in the Pacific Northwest.
Following the dogma that Swiss needle cast was not a problem in North America, researchers began looking for other causes.
Like the Swiss needle cast, the blight had always existed in BC's lodgepole stands, and occasionally would produce small outbreaks in isolated pockets.
Tree plantations have turned out to be far less valuable, more flammable, and, as diseases such as the Swiss needle cast emphasize, less resilient than our native woods.