American Beech Tree (diseased) – 6/27/24

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/27/24

Observation Time: 6:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Massapoag Brook trail between Ames St. and Mann’s Pond

Common Name: American Beech Tree

Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia

Comments: This beech tree is infected with Beech Leaf Disease (BLD). The disease kills and causes dieback of American beech trees. Since its discovery, BLD has been detected in 13 states, including Ohio, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the Canadian province of Ontario.

More Information:  USDA Forest Service