Industry News: Forests

Mystery disease killing beech trees

Monday, March 4, 2019  
Posted by: Dana Walker

A mysterious disease that is killing beech trees is spreading across parts of the United States.

 

Scientists say the disease, known as Beech Leaf Disease, has been recorded in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and parts of Ontario in Canada.

They say the cause of the tree killer needs to be identified in order to halt the spread.

It is expected to spread widely if the deadly pathogen becomes established in the wider environment.

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