Armillaria root disease

Many conifers have been observed dying in yards and plantations due to Armillaria root disease in association with fluctuating soil water conditions or salvage operations following storm damage. One salvage site near Crooked Lake (near Nevis in Hubbard County) received heavy storm and was subsequently cleaned up and planted to white pine. Armillaria root disease has invaded the saplings and has taken out more than 25 percent of five to seven foot saplings, with many more turning off-color.