beech bark disease


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beech bark disease

[bēch ‚bärk di′zēz]
(plant pathology)
A disease of beech caused by the beech scale (Cryptococcus fagi) and a fungus (Nectria coccinea faginata) acting together; bark is destroyed, foliage wilts, and the tree eventually dies.
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American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrhart) in North America are in a highly degraded state in much of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada due to beech bark disease, which is caused by an invasive scale, Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), and 2 fungal plant pathogens, i.
While beech bark disease is capable of killing young trees, its effects are most intense in trees 25 cm DBH or greater (Mize and Lea 1979).
Some of her recent research includes new methods of surveying and containing the emerald ash borer, and the spread and impact of beech bark disease.
Beech bark disease (Nectria coccinea) and beech bark scale (Cryptococcus fagisuga) were first recorded on American beech in Canada in 1890.
The most notorious example is Beech Bark Disease, which has affected American beech trees in the northeastern United States (Ehrlich 1934; Houston et al.
Beech bark disease, which involves a European insect working with fungi, was first spotted in the state's Eastern Panhandle in 1981.
Michigan Beech Bark Disease Monitoring and Impact Analysis System.
The Michigan Beech Bark Disease Monitoring and Impact Analysis System has been established during the summers of 2001 and 2002 to monitor the condition and change of overstory vegetation in Michigan's northern hardwood forests in response to beech bark disease and other disturbances.
However, if you notice oozing form the trunk, it is possible that the tree may have beech bark disease.
Isolation and Identification of the Beech Bark Disease Pathogens in Michigan.
Large beech are declining from beech bark disease, hemlock wooly adelgid is moving north, and Asian longhorned beetle could soon hit maple.
Beech complex, also called beech bark disease, causes lesions on the bark that can girdle branches.