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Spruce needle rust sprouts up

...open and it releases the spores and starts the cycle all over again." Bursch's findings have been verified by a plant pathologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Is it something to worry about? "No. It's a natural, harmless plant fungus...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-24/spruce-needle-rust-sprouts-up
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Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg

...together. I collected more of the purple plants, and showed them to several botanist friends, and even sent some to a plant pathologist. They all admitted that they had seen it, but no one had a name for it. Finally a visiting Norwegian sphagnologist...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081007/outdoors_3106.shtml
Don't panic: Yellow spruce needle rust looks bad, but usually not fatal

...yet another unsolved mystery for the forest detective! There is a nice article and more photos by Forest Service plant pathologist Paul Hennon on the Web at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/spf/fhp/leaflets/Sprneerus.htm. Ed Berg...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/083107/outdoors_3167.shtml
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