Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern
Help
 

GeoTreesearch


Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

(1.1 MB)

Title: Preliminary overview of the first extensive rust resistance screening tests of Pinus flexilis and Pinus aristata

Author: Schoettle, Anna W.; Sniezko, Richard A.; Kegley, Angelia; Burns, Kelly S.

Date: 2011

Source: In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 265-269.

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

   Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Description: Limber pine ( Pinus flexilis James) and Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (P. aristata Engelm.; hereafter referred to as bristlecone pine) are the dominant pines that occupy high elevation habitats of the southern Rockies. Bristlecone pine is primarily a subalpine and tree-line species while limber pine in the southern Rocky Mountains grows from 1600 m in the short grass steppe to over 3300 m elevation near the continental divide (see Schoettle 2004). These trees provide many ecosystem services including food for corvids, bears and squirrels, watershed protection, and picturesque gnarled tree forms on exposed sites. Both species are susceptible to infection by Cronartium ribicola J. C. Fisch., the non-native fungal pathogen that causes the lethal disease white pine blister rust (WPBR). WPBR has been present on limber pine since the 1970's in southern Wyoming and was first detected in northern Colorado in 1998 (Johnson and Jacobi 2000) and was discovered in southern Colorado infecting limber pine and bristlecone pine in 2003 (Blodgett and Sullivan 2004). The origin of the inoculum for the southern Colorado infection center is unclear, as it is over 200 km from the nearest known WPBR infections.

Keywords: high elevation five-needle pines, threats, whitebark, Pinus albicaulis, limber, Pinus flexilis, southwestern white, Pinus strobiformis, foxtail, Pinus balfouriana, Great Basin bristlecone, Pinus longaeva, Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine, Pinus aristata

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Schoettle, Anna W.; Sniezko, Richard A.; Kegley, Angelia; Burns, Kelly S. 2011. Preliminary overview of the first extensive rust resistance screening tests of Pinus flexilis and Pinus aristata. In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 265-269.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.