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Study warns Douglas fir root rot could get worse

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SPOKANE — A new study has warned that a fungus that devours the roots of Douglas fir trees in the Northwest could become a bigger killer as the climate changes.

Laminated root rot occurs from Montana to the Pacific Ocean and already costs the timber industry millions of dollars each year.

The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that if the disease doesn’t kill the fir trees outright, it leaves them weakened and susceptible to bark beetle attacks and uprooting during wind storms.

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