NC Forest Service monitoring Thousand Canker Disease

by Aug 29, 2013NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

The N.C. Foreset Service’s Forest Health Department is placing Thousand Canker Disease beetle traps in various places on the Qualla Boundary.  Here, N.C. Forest Service Foresters Brian Heath (left) and Craig Lawing install a trap in a stand of black walnut trees at Myer’s Park near the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee.  Thousand Cankers Disease has been detected in Haywood County and NCFS is placing traps in all counties in order to monitor the spread the presence of the disease which is a fungus that piggy-backs on the back of the walnut twig beetle.  The disease is 100 percent fatal to black walnut trees, and bi-weekly checks of these traps are conducted in order to detect for their presence.  Info: http://ncforestservice.gov (Photo courtesy of David Lambert/BIA Cherokee Agency)

The N.C. Foreset Service’s Forest Health Department is placing Thousand Canker Disease beetle traps in various places on the Qualla Boundary. Here, N.C. Forest Service Foresters Brian Heath (left) and Craig Lawing install a trap in a stand of black walnut trees at Myer’s Park near the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee. Thousand Cankers Disease has been detected in Haywood County and NCFS is placing traps in all counties in order to monitor the spread the presence of the disease which is a fungus that piggy-backs on the back of the walnut twig beetle. The disease is 100 percent fatal to black walnut trees, and bi-weekly checks of these traps are conducted in order to detect for their presence. Info: http://ncforestservice.gov (Photo courtesy of David Lambert/BIA Cherokee Agency)