At left is the canker as It appears on bark in the spring; at right is the damage beneath the bark.

favorite of woodcarvers. is in serious danger from a fungus. Scientists say butternut could soon become an endangered species in the eastern U.S., and lum-

I ber prices may be affected.

The feisty fungus is commonly called butternut canker disease; it causes cankers on the trunk which close off food and water supplies, killing the tree.

The entire growing range of the butternut—from Minnesota to Maine, to Tennessee and Arkansas-

has been hard-hit by the

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