Ink disease in chestnuts: impact on the European chestnut

Publication Type:

Journal Article


For. Snow Landsc. Res, Volume 76, Number 3, p.345–350 (2001)


A resurgence of ink disease in chestnuts in Europe has been noted since the end of the last century. This lethal disease is currently limiting the establishment of new groves and is threatening the survival of old ones. This paper discusses the impact of the disease and current knowledge about its aetiology and epidemiology. It gives information on the existing variability in tolerance in selected hybrid clones and in wild populations.