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White Pine Blister Rust

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White pine blister rust -
White Pine blister rust; host limber pine USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region
Scientific Name: 
Cronartium ribicola A. Dietr. (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
Common Name: 
White pine blister rust (WPBR)
Native To: 
Asia (Maloy 2001)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
Around 1900 (Maloy 2001)
Means of Introduction: 
Accidentally introduced on white pine seedlings imported from Europe (Maloy 2001)
Fungal disease of five-needle (white) pines (Maloy 2001)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Select the non-indigenous forest pest to view maps depicting state and county distribution. Produced by: USDA, FS, Forest Health Protection, and its partners.

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.


University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.


Google. YouTube; University of Wyoming. Barnyards & Backyards.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for White Pine Blister Rust.

Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Federal Government
International Government
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
State and Local Government

Idaho Department of Lands.

See also: Forester Forums for more fact sheets

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Forest Service.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division. Plant Protection Section.

See also: Hot Pest Topics for more resources

New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. Division of Forests and Lands.

See also: White Pine Blister Rust in NH for more resources 


University of Massachusetts Extension. Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program.

University of Minnesota. Extension.

Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.

University of Wisconsin - Extension.

Plant Management Network. Plant Health Progress.
American Phytopathological Society.