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Butternut Canker

Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum (Nair, Kostichka, & Kuntz)
Butternut Canker Butternut Canker
U.S. Forestry Service



Butternut (Juglans cineria)


Commodities Affected:
Forestry and Natural Areas, Nursery, Ornamentals, and Turf



Butternut canker can infect butternut trees of any age, causing branch and trunk cankers that result in tree death. The disease has caused severe mortality of this species throughout much of its natural range.



Butternut canker is widespread throughout Indiana, wherever butternut is found.