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Posted: August 10, 2022

In this WAMC article, Joe Oszust from Davey’s Albany office talks about beech leaf disease and how to care for your trees.  

Arborists are sounding the alarm about a microscopic invasive worm devastating one of New York's most common tree species.

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is a mysterious malady that is contributing to a localized significant decline of beech. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation writes "beech is one of the most common forest species, particularly valued in the forest for hosting nesting sites and providing nuts for birds, black bears, and other wildlife." 

The DEC says BLD can kill beech trees of all ages in 2 to 7 years, though younger trees appear to die more quickly. The DEC says if you see BLD symptoms in an area, avoid moving firewood from that location.

To read Joe's advice, click here

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