In this article, Josh Fritz from Hartney Greymont, a Davey shares about the importance of beech trees and how beech leaf disease is impacting the Massachusetts area.

Posted: April 18, 2024

Beech leaf disease is out there once again, decimating beech trees in Massachusetts, as it has in the past.

It's a relatively new tree disease, which first appeared in 2012 in Ohio, and has since spread from Virginia to Maine. Apparent when the trees are first leafing out, the Garden Media Group said this week that it's back this season.

"It's growing, and still pretty rampant," arborist Josh Fritz, of Hartney Greymont in Needham and a member of the Massachusetts Arborists Association, told the USA Today Network in a previous interview. "Beech trees provide food for wildlife, so as they disappear, our ecology changes. People are really nervous about it."

To read more of Josh's information, click here.

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