Wednesday, February 08, 2017

[vlvnvito] Monoculture trees

Many famous examples of a disease killing a lot of plants are in agriculture (potato famine) where monoculture likely played a large role in the disease being able successfully infect many plants.

Exceptions seem to include chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease.  Were those trees somehow monocultural also?  What other monoculture trees are there where a disease might quickly kill most of them someday?

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