Red forest in Gunma ? 40% of street trees withering, infected by fungi, roots are rotten

35 of the 87 zelkova trees along the street from Maebashi station to national road 50 are withering. (40%)
It was confirmed in October.2011, the current state is not announced. These trees were planted in 1967.
5 of them may fall down. 3 of the 5 have inside empty or stand dead. They are infected by fomitella fraxinea, some of them have their roots rotten.

Average life span of zelkova is over 300 years.

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Forêt rouge à Gunma ? 40 % des arbres de rues se meurent, infectés par un champignon, racines pourries

35 des 87 Zelkovas du Caucase (Zelkova carpinifolia) des rues entre la gare de Maebashi jusqu’à la route nationale 50 sont en train de mourir. (40%)
Le fait a été confirmé en octobre 2011, le état actuel n’est pas publié. Ces arbres avaient été plantés en 1967.
5 d’entre eux peuvent tomber. 3 de ces 5 sont creux ou morts dressés. Ils sont infectés par Fomitella fraxinea, certains ont leurs racines pourries.

L’espérance de vie d’un Zelkova est supérieure à 300 ans.

Article lié : La forêt rouge apparaît à Fukushima


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


October 2012