10. Pine pitch canker

10. Pine pitch canker- fungal invaders

Most New Zealand houses are made out of pine (radiata pine) and it is the main species grown for our export forestry industry. The disease causes seedlings and adult trees to lose their leaves.

Find out more about New Zealand's forestry

  • Our Future. Our Billion Trees

Pine pitch canker is an airborne disease and can be transmitted by insects.

Don't bring any parts of plant material to New Zealand, and if you do you need to declare it at airport security.

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