beech tree disease?
Manfred E. Mielke
mielk002 at maroon.tc.umn.edu
Thu Aug 25 01:33:30 EST 1994
On Wed, 24 Aug 94 10:46:22 MST,
Fred Baker <forpest at cc.usu.edu> wrote:
>Probably beech scale - an insect - which wounds the tree and weakens it,
>making it susceptible to Nectria canker. This disease complex is
>discussed in most Forest Pathology texts, and you should be able to get
>information from USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, your
>state forester, or the folks at Syracuse.
>On 19 Aug 1994 21:35:14 -0400,
>Forcesix <forcesix at aol.com> wrote:
>> Please excuse this question from a lay person. I live in Western New
>>York, and here and in Northwest Pennsylvania, just south of here, we have
>>extensive forests of hardwoods. I've heard, though, that there is some
>>sort of serious blight that is wiping out the beech trees.
>> Since beeches make up a substantial part of the local forests, this
>>seems to me to be something pretty serious, but I've been unable to find
>>out more. Anyone know anything?
>Fred A. Baker
>Forpest at cc.usu.edu
Hi Fred! Nice response, undoubtedly correct. But you should have included
a phone number for Forest Health Protection in Durham NH, responsible for
pest related questions in NY. 603-868-7704.
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