Two decades of epidemiological surveillance of the pine wood nematode in France reveal its absence despite suitable conditions for its establishment
This study takes stock of the first 20 years (2000–2019) of monitoring the pine wood nematode (PWN) in metropolitan France. While PWN was never found in the wild during this period, it was reported in some wood-based commodities entering or circulating on French territory. This stresses the importance of remaining extremely vigilant, as the conditions found in France, especially weather conditions, could be particularly suitable for the pest’s establishment.
Bursaphelenchus xylophilus; Priority quarantine pest; National monitoring programme; Monochamus spp.; Forest
Mariette, N., Hotte, H., Chappé, AM. et al. Two decades of epidemiological surveillance of the pine wood nematode in France reveal its absence despite suitable conditions for its establishment. Annals of Forest Science 80, 21 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01186-8
Data and/or Code availability
The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
This article is part of the Topical Collection “Advances in the understanding of the pine wilt disease and in its management strategy“