In this News10 article, Joe Oszust from Davey's Albany office talks about Davey's pilot program aimed at treating and learning more about beech leaf disease.

Posted: August 07, 2023

A disease threatening one of the Adriondack Park’s most commonly-sighted trees has reared its head. Last week, the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) reported a confirmed case of beech leaf disease in the area of Edgecomb Pond. It’s the first case of the disease in Warren County.European Beech Tree

Beech Leaf Disease was first discovered in the U.S. in 2012, when an outbreak was found in Lake County, Ohio. The disease is thought to be connected to a nematode worm that enters trees through stomate cells on leaves, which emit gas. Due to the recency of the disease, it’s not yet fully known if the worms themselves are fully responsible for what the tree goes through next – which includes dark leaf striping, leathery texture, and death within a few years of infection.

To learn about Davey's pilot program, click here.

For more information, contact the Albany Davey office.

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