Žiogas, A., Juronis, V., Sneškienė, V. and Gabrilavičius, R. 2006. Pathological Condition of Introduced Conifers in the Forests of South - Western and Western Lithuania. Baltic Forestry, 12 (2): 234-242

Tree condition of Abies, Larix, Picea, Pinus and Pseudotsuga genera was studied in the forests of six forest enterprises and twelve forest districts in the south-western and western Lithuania in 2003 - 2005. Based on our studies, as perspective species for growing in this part of Lithuania could be considered Larix decidua, L. polonica, Pinus contorta and Pseudotsuga menziesii. Acclimatization success of other tree species: Abies alba, A. sibirica, A. concolor; Larix laricina, L. sibirica, L. leptolepis; Pinus banksiana, P. peuce, P. strobus; Picea glauca, P. pungens; Pseudotsuga caesia - is restricted by biotic (disease pathogens and pests) and abiotic (edaphic and climatic conditions) factors.

Key words: introduction, conifers, diseases, pests, condition