Edward Heinrich is an arborist based in Solihull where he runs the practice Umberslade Arboriculture.
The residents of Solihull often ask him questions, and each month, Ed shares some of these with us, and the answers.
Q: There is a white scale/lichen-like growth on my Beech tree. Should I be concerned?
A: This looks like unhealthy bark, especially for a Beech tree. I recommend assessment by an arboriculturalist who knows their fungi
You may need to take action – paticularly if there are other Beech trees nearby.