Posted: August 19, 2022

SOUTH WALES, N.Y. — Beech Leaf Disease was first discovered in Ohio in 2012. It spread quickly throughout the Northeast, arriving in WNY in Chautauqua County in 2018, and Erie County in 2019. 

It affects all species of Beech trees, which are common in New York State. 

Tom Anderson, District Manager for The Davey Tree Expert Company, explains. 

"The first thing you're going to notice with Beech Leaf Disease is the striping or the banding on the actual foliage. So you might see an area of light green tissue, and then a leaf vein, and then dark green tissue. Oftentimes the leaf tissue will become leathery or thicker in texture."

To read more of Tom's comments, click here

The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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