EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/17

Bursaphelenchus xylophilus found in "Kiln-dried" wood from Canada

The French Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has informed EPPO that a consignment of coniferous wood originating from Canada has been intercepted due to infestation by live Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 organism). All intercepted packs of wood were marked "Kiln-dried"!
The French Phytosanitary Service stresses that the stamp "Kiln-dried" alone does not represent a sufficiant guarantee for the absence of living pine wood nematodes, without adequate information on how the Kiln drying process was performed.


Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Paris (1991-12)