Mistletoe Links and Resources

Mistletoes of North American Conifers (PDF)
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-98.
Geils, B.W.; Cibrian Tovar, J.; Moody, B. tech. coords. 2002.
A synopsis and literature review of the biology, effects, and management of the mistletoes of Canada, USA, and Mexico, for the land manager and arborist.

Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics (HTML)
USDA Forest Service Agricultural Handbook 709.
Hawksworth, F.G.; Wiens, D. 1996.
A monograph on the genus Arceuthobium  with tables for distribution and hosts, keys, and numerous color photos of dwarf mistletoes and infected trees, for botanists, plant pathologist, and others needing technical information.

Forest Insect and Disease Leaflets (index)
USDA Forest Service FIDL Series.
These numerous, short publications provide information on the biology, distribution, hosts, damage, and management of many insects and diseases of forest trees in the USA.

Homeowner's Guide Dwarf Mistletoe Management (HTML)
Privately written by C. Arnold. 1998.
A practical guide for the small woodlot or residential owner with basic information on biology and management of dwarf mistletoes in Colorado.

Dwarf Mistletoe Management Guidebook (HTML)
Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Forests. Forest Practices Code Guidebook. 1995.
Prepared to help forest resource managers plan, prescribe, and implement sound forest practices that comply with the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia. A good review of the biology and management options, especially for dwarf mistletoes of western hemlock, lodgepole pine, western larch, and Douglas-fir.

Dwarf Mistletoe Management and Forest Health in the Southwest (PDF)
USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region (no series).
Conklin, D.A. 2000.
An evaluation of dwarf mistletoe biology, management history, and relation to forest health issues and practices for Arizona and New Mexico.

Hosts and Geographic Distribution of Arceuthobium oxycedri (HTML)
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Research Note RMRS-RN-11WWW.
Ciesla, W.M.; Geils, B.W.; Adams, R.P. 2002 (version 1.1)
Review of the hosts and distribution of the juniper dwarf mistletoe of Europe, North Africa, and Asia.

Dwarf Mistletoe in Balochistan: A Literature Review
Forest Health Management International. Report for Balochistan Natural Resources and Conservation Project.
Ciesla, W.M. 1997.
A summary of information on the juniper dwarf mistletoe in Pakistan, but includes very readable information applicable to dwarf mistletoes of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.

Genera of Mistletoes
An unpublished compilation by Frank Hawksworth listing more than 200 genera (current and synonyms) in the mistletoe families Eremolepidaceae, Loranthaceae, Misodendraceae, and Viscaceae.

Other Sites

ThePlant Pathology Internet Guide Book
By Thorsten Kraska, University of Bonn, Germany.
A large reference of plant pathology resources on the Internet. Includes entomology links.

The Parasitic Plant Connection
Presented by Dan Nickrent, University of Southern Illinois, Department of Plant Biology.
A large repository of information on parasitic plants, especially news, family descriptions, photographs, and systematics.

Mistletoe is for life
By Jonathan Briggs, Mistletoe Organization, Britain.
A personal and general introduction, with information on mistletoes in Britain, customs, biology, and traditional uses.

Spread &Intensification Model for Dwarf Mistletoe
ESSA Technologies.
Information on a collaborative project of ESSA Technologies, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, USDA Forest Service, and others to develop, test, and demonstrate a spatial-statistical, process model of dwarf mistletoe spread and intensification.

Other Organizations

USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service--State Partners
Many questions of a specific nature on mistletoe control, cultivation, and commerce can be addressed to county extension agents. This link provides information to locate extension offices in the area of interest.

IUFRO Unit 7.02.11 Parasitic flowering plants in forests
This working group of International Union of Forest Research Organizations includes various researchers investigating the biology, systematics, utilization for medicinal purposes, and pathology of the parasitic flowering plants in the forests.

USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection
Link to Washington Office Staff, includes links to Regional and Area Offices. Forest pathologists are engaged in various programs, especially on federal public lands and cooperatively with state lands.

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