EPPO Global Database

Hymenoscyphus fraxineus(CHAAFR)

Distribution details in Latvia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2000
From CABI Disease map 1060 (2013): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/179) : only on the basis of symptoms.

The presence of C. fraxinea in Latvia is confirmed by Rytkönen et al. (2011).

According to Laivins et al. (2016), during the last 15 years, the area of forest stands of Fraxinus exelsior has decreased by 40.6%. A large part of this decrease can be attributed to ash dieback. The invasion began in Southern Latvia, the pathogen then spread across the whole country (at an average rate of dispersal of 40 km per year).
* Cleary, M. R.; Arhipova, N.; Gaitnieks, T.; Stenlid, J.; Vasaitis, R. (2013) Forest Pathology 43 (1), 83-85.

* INTERNET (last retrieved in 2007-09)
Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee. Ash decline in Nordic and Baltic countries. http://www.metla.fi/org/pathcar/ash-decline.htm

* Laivins M, Priede A, Puspure I (2016) Spread of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus in Latvia: analysis based on dynamics of young ash stands. Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences section B 70(3), 124-130.

* Rytkönen A, Lilja A, Drenkhan R, Gaitnieks T, Hantula J (2011) First record of Chalara fraxinea in Finland and genetic variation among isolates sampled from Aland, mainland Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Forest Pathology 41(3), 169-174.

* 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.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belarus Present, no details view...
Estonia Present, no details view...
Lithuania Present, no details view...
Russia Central Russia Present, restricted distribution view...
Russia Far East Present, no details view...
Russia Present, restricted distribution view...