Beech Bark Disease

Asked December 15, 2015, 5:58 PM EST

This American beech was seen along the Wincopin Trail near Savage, MD, on 12/12/2015. I'm wondering what caused this and am hoping it's not Beech Bark Disease. Thanks!

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Our entomologist looked at this. It is, fortunately, not beech bark disease. The cause may be physiological or environmental, but it is not worrisome.