Chalara fraxinea occurs in Lithuania
In Lithuania, the presence of Chalara fraxinea (EPPO Alert List) had been suspected on the basis of symptoms since the late 2000s (EPPO RS 2007/179, RS 2008/128). In 2010, the NPPO of Lithuania officially confirmed its occurrence. The fungus was detected on samples which had been collected from symptomatic Fraxinus spp. in Pakruojis district (in the North of Lithuania). Infected trees belonged to a stand of 81 ha which was being harvested, and where almost all trees had been wind damaged by a storm two years before. Further investigations will be conducted in the area concerned. No phytosanitary measures were taken.
The situation of Chalara fraxinea in Lithuania can be described as follows: Present, confirmed in 2010 in a Fraxinus stand in Pakruojis district.
NPPO of Lithuania (2010-05).