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Any of several destructive diseases of pine trees caused by fungi of the genus "Conartium", resulting in orange blisters on the bark and tips of branches.
- ‘Its effects combined with the onslaught of blister rust have meant an ecological double whammy for biodiversity, and the natural recruitment has been predominately lodgepole pine.’
- ‘An invasive disease called blister rust has decimated whitebark pines in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and may well cause the trees to disappear altogether.’
- ‘The culprit, it turned out, was an alien fungus known as blister rust.’
- ‘Also, removing lower branches on white pines can prevent blister rust.’
- ‘Some currants are host to the White pine blister rust, and should not be planted near white pines.’
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