EPPO Global Database

Hymenoscyphus fraxineus(CHAAFR)

Distribution details in Austria

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2005
From CABI Disease map 1060 (2013): Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/179) : only on the basis of symptoms.

EPPO Reporting Service (2008/128) : C. fraxinea was identified in diseased trees. However, the role of C. fraxinea in ash dieback is still being discussed, as other factors may also be involved.

According to Dr Cech T (pers. com., 2008-04, BFW Vienna), ash dieback started in 2004 in young ash plantations. Situation remain stable until 2006 when symptoms were seen across Austria on Fraxinus excelsior and F. angustifolia. According to Kirisits et al. (2009), symptoms of ash dieback have been observed in all Austrian länder (some areas are still free from the disease, especially in parts of the Alps where F. excelsior is present at low density).

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/137) : detected in Fraxinus ornus.
* Halmschlager E, Kirisits T (2008) First report of the ash dieback pathogen Chalara fraxinea on Fraxinus excelsior in Austria. Plant Pathology 57(6), p 1177.

* Kessler M, Cech TL, Brandstetter M, Kirisits T (2012) Dieback of ash (Fraxinus excelsior and Fraxinus angustifolia) in Eastern Austria: Disease development on monitoring plots from 2007 to 2010. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 4(9), 223-226.
------- Niederösterreich.

* Kirisits T (2008) [First report of the ash dieback pathogen Chalara fraxinea from Carinthia]. Forstschutz Aktuell no. 45, 28-30.
------- Kärntern.

* Kirisits T, Matlakova M, Mottinger-Kroupa S, Cech TL, Halmschlager E (2009) The current situation of ash dieback caused by Chalara fraxinea in Austria. SDÜ Faculty Forestry Journal, Serial A special issue, 97-119.
------- Symptoms observed in all Austrian länder but some areas are still free from the disease.

* Kirisits T, Schwanda K (2015) First definite report of natural infection of Fraxinus ornus by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. Forest Pathology doi: 10.1111/efp.12211
------- On Fraxinus ornus.

* Timmermann V, Borja I, Hietala AM, Kirisits T, Soldheim S (2011) Ash dieback: pathogen spread and diurnal patterns of ascospore dispersal, with special emphasis on Norway. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 41(1), 14-20.

* INTERNET (last retrieved in 2007-09)
Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW). Actual situation of dieback of ash in Austria by TL Cech and U Hoyer-Tomiczek. http://bfw.ac.at/400/pdf/fsaktuell_40_3.pdf
Ash dieback and premature leaf shedding in Austria by TL Cech. http://bfw.ac.at/400/pdf/fsaktuell_37_8.pdf
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Czech Republic Present, widespread view...
Germany Present, widespread view...
Hungary Present, restricted distribution view...
Italy Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovakia Present, widespread view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Switzerland Present, no details view...