Problem

Pests and diseases of chestnut

Nature:
The chestnut tree is attacked by numerous pests and diseases: anthracnose, beetles, blight and leaf spot. The most important of these is chestnut blight, a canker disease, which since its introduction to North America in 1904 has eliminated the native chestnut as a commercial species.
Broader Problems:
Pests and diseases of trees
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET