The pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) invades the stems and branches of pines causing a sudden wilting and death of pine trees. In Europe, the species is currently established in Portugal only but can potentially spread to other conifer species or to other countries.
Risk management plans and tools
Tools: soon available
Pine wood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) risk workshop:
Towards early warning detection methods
26 January 2018 in Oeiras (Portugal).
This workshop is part of the series of transnational training workshops organised by the PLURIFOR project. Transnational training workshops aim to exchange know-how about forest risk management between partners and associated partners of the project.
Reports describing how the pinewood nematode risk was managed in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Forest risk management in Aquitaine (2016) (FR)
- Forest risk management in Castilla y León (2016) (ES)
- Forest risk management in Portugal (2016) (PT)
Report summarising the management of the eight risks in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:
- Aquitaine: Hervé Jactel (INRA) – herve.jactel @ inra.fr – coordinator
- Castilla y León: Jorge Casado (TRAGSA) – jcaa @ tragsa.es
- Portugal: Edmundo Sousa (INIAV) – edmundo.sousa @ iniav.pt