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American beech is a native and common species in the Northeast. It held a desirable place of prominence as a source of timber, fuel, and wildlife food. However, beech bark disease changed the opportunities with beech, and with deer abundance beech has become for many woodlot owners and managers a scourge. Learn about the variety of strategies available to help woodland owners, foresters and forest practitioners control American Beech in their woodlots. Depending on the abundance of beech as seedlings, saplings, or pole-sized and larger stems, herbicides or organic treatments might help reduce the dominance of this potentially interfering species.