|Beech leaf disease (BLD) affects and kills both native and ornamental beech tree species. It is associated with a nematode, Litylenchus crenatae mccannii. The disease was first discovered in Ohio in 2012. Neighboring infections currently exist in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Ontario, Canada.|
How To Identify Beech Leaf Disease
- Striping - bands of thickened, dark green tissue between the leaf veins.
- Distorted, puckered or curled leaves.
- Leaf symptoms that are visible from leaf out until fall, best seen by looking up into the canopy.
- Some branches may be affected while others are not.
- Reduced leaf and bud production and possible leaf loss as disease progresses.
What You Can Do About It
Keep your landscape green! Contact Emerald Tree & Shrub today for preventative care against Beech Leaf Disease. If you see any of the symptoms above please contact us immediately for a consultation.