NHBugs

Protecting trees and forests

Caliciopsis--Pine Canker

A native canker is posing a growing problem for pines across New Hampshire and several other eastern states.

Caliciopsis pinea can be found in dense pine stands in sandy and well-drained soils. Signs of possible C. pinea infection include cankerous growths and significant sapping, as well as crown thinning and decreases in crown density.

The Basics

Caliciopsis cankers with fruiting bodies. Photo courtesy of Jen Weimer.

Close-up of Caliciopsis fruiting bodies. Photo courtesy of Jen Weimer.

Caliciopsis cankers. Photo courtesy of Jen Weimer.