The walnut buds is a Springtime thing. The walnuts are 1/2 developed by now.
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US: Beetle, fungus deliver one-two punch to black walnut trees
A newly discovered disease, caused by a previously undescribed fungus hitchhiking on a tiny native bark beetle, is infecting and killing hundreds of black walnut trees in California and seven other Western states.
The havoc wreaked by the combined pests, coined "thousand cankers disease," represents a serious threat to black walnut trees, says chemical ecologist and forest entomologist Steve Seybold of the Davis-based Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, and an affiliate of the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis.
"The black walnut trees could go the way of the American chestnut or American elm," warns entomologist Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, which houses one of the largest insect collections in North America.
"By itself, the very tiny walnut twig beetle does relatively little damage," Seybold said. But combined with the aggressive fungus, it can kill a walnut tree in one to three years. Despite the "twig" in its common name, the walnut twig beetle also bores holes in large branches and even in the trunk of walnut trees.
The beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, native to Arizona, California, New Mexico and Mexico, is widely distributed in California, from San Diego to Shasta counties. Known since 1959 as just another specimen in the drawers of California insect museums, it has emerged on the radar screens of entomologists and plant scientists because it has been found in abundance on dying walnut trees statewide. The disease also has been found in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Washington and Oregon.
"It's a hard time for hardwoods," said Seybold, who organized and chaired a symposium at the Entomological Society of America's 65th annual meeting, held last fall in Reno. "This is behaving like an invasive pathogen that has run amuck."
Scientists are concerned that the disease may also impact English walnut and California walnut production. "There are hints that the fungus may have infected English walnuts in Utah," Seybold said, "and there are several symptomatic English walnut trees at the USDA National Germplasm collection located in nearby Winters; but beyond that we do not know the extent of the threat to the industry."
LUCKILY THE BLACK WALNUT TREE GROWS BEST IN OHIO, THE WET STATE...THE WALNUT TREE NEEDS PLENTY OF WATER.
OHIO HAS PROBLEMS CURRENTLY WITH THE MOTH THAT KILLS THE ASH TYPE TREES, SEEMS UPWARDS OF 80% OF OHIO TREES ARE RELATED TO THE ASH THAT THIS BUG CAN HARM/KILL.
MAN OFTEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING IN THE BAD BUGS AND UPSETTING NATURE CAUSING PLAGUES FOR THE TREES.
WE ALREADY HARM OUR OCEANS / AIR / TREES / PLANTS....THE DAY THEY NO LONGER CAN ADAPT TO OUR POLLUTION LIFE WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT FOR HUMANS.