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Pine Mortality in Hawaii Associated with Botryosphaeria dothidea. Charles S. Hodges, Chief Plant Pathologist, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, HI 96813. Plant Dis. 67:555-556. Accepted for publication 10 January 1983. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-555.

A rapid wilt and dying of Pinus taeda and P. elliottii var. elliottii in Hawaii was found to be caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea. Infection took place through the roots. This is believed to be the first report of this infection pathway for B. dothidea. Tree mortality was apparently enhanced by a severe drought and overstocking.