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<p class="texte">One of Europe Wonders is without a doubt the Toulouse Canal du Midi. Situated in the heart of our city and going through Southern France, our lab is only 5 minutes walk from the Canal du Midi. Everyone in the team could enjoy the quietness and loveliness of this charming place. Unfortunately, this heritage is threatened: a phytopathogenic fungus, <i>Ceratocystis platani</i>, is devastating the trees lining the Canal.
<p class="texte">One of Europe Wonders is without a doubt the Toulouse Canal du Midi. Situated in the heart of our city and going through Southern France, our lab is only 5 minutes walk from the Canal du Midi. Everyone in the team could enjoy the quietness and loveliness of this charming place. Unfortunately, this heritage is threatened: a phytopathogenic fungus, <i>Ceratocystis platani</i>, is devastating the trees lining the Canal.
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<p class="texte">The situation is alarming: today the only solution is preventive tree cutting to stem the fungal epidemic. The consequences are disastrous. Not only for the beauty of the landscapes but it has also huge environmental, social and economic costs. Today, 42.000 plane trees are threatened, knowing that cutting and planting a new resistant tree is about €4,000.
<p class="texte">The situation is alarming: today the only solution is preventive tree cutting to stem the fungal epidemic. The consequences are disastrous. Not only for the beauty of the landscapes but it has also huge environmental, social and economic costs. Today, 42.000 plane trees are threatened, knowing that cutting and planting a new resistant tree is about €4,000.

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