Tree health

Special Report: Beech Bark Disease Killer in disguise

Special Report: Beech Bark Disease Killer in disguise

by Dr Glynn Percival Beech Bark Disease occurs when three pathogens combine. It starts when the Beech Scale insect feeds on the bark of the Beech tree.   The insect doesn’t do much damage itself, but by feeding on the sap, it provides an opening for two species of fungi to attack: Nectria coccinea and…

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