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Beech Bark DiseaseAuthor(s): David R. Houston; James T. O'Brien
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 75. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
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DescriptionBeech bark disease causes significant mortality and defect in American beech, Fagus grandifolia (Ehrh.). The disease results when bark, attacked and altered by the beech scale, Cryptococcus fagisuga Lind., is invaded and killed by fungi, primarily Nectria coccinea var. faginata Lohman, Watson, and Ayers, and sometimes N. galligena Bres.
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CitationHouston, David R.; O''Brien, James T. 1983. Beech Bark Disease. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 75. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
KeywordsMortality, defects, disease, scale, Beech snap.
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