Black Walnut Trees http://wuot.org en Tree-killing Disease Continues To Show Up In More ET Counties http://wuot.org/post/tree-killing-disease-continues-show-more-et-counties <p></p><p>This week, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture added Rhea and Morgan counties to a list of East Tennessee counties under quarantine after the discovery of Thousand Cankers Disease in black walnut trees.&nbsp;</p><p>Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) is a condition that robs black walnut trees of their nutrients.&nbsp; It’s transported from tree to tree by the Walnut Twig Beetle, a tiny bug that burrows into the tree, bringing with it a deadly fungus.&nbsp; &nbsp;Experts suggest the tree can die within a few years of being infected.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 10720 at http://wuot.org Tree-killing Disease Continues To Show Up In More ET Counties