Diseases of spruce (Picea spp.)

  • D. H. Phillips
  • D. A. Burdekin


Two spruces, Norway spruce (Picea abies) and Sitka spruce (P. sitchensis), are important forest trees in this country. Sitka spruce, a very fast growing tree introduced from the west coast of North america, is now the most commonly planted of all our forest trees. Norway spruce, from continental Europe, is now less important in the forest, but is produced in large numbers for the Christmas tree trade. The Serbian spruce (P. omorika), a fast growing species from Jugoslavia, has been grown experimentally by foresters, but has not become established in forest use. Many other species of Picea, particularly various cultivars of the blue spruce (P. pungens) are grown in parks and gardens.


Picea Abies Ornamental Tree Forest Pathology Heterobasidion Annosum Seedling Blight 
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© D.H. Phillips and D.A. Burdekin 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Phillips
    • 1
  • D. A. Burdekin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Forestry Commission of Great BritainUK

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