This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.

http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf

http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/centers/private-forests/news/201...

Views: 175

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Will keep an eye out next growing season, Brett. Does it ultimately result in any mortality? In the meantime, it might reduce effectiveness of glyphosate foliar spray due to compromised leaf and conductive tissue in twigs/branches.

Tim

I only know what the articles say (which isn't much).  Sounds like mortality is quicker in smaller trees, and less so in larger ones.  This may be a welcomed "natural correction" in areas overrun with beech brush, but would be a real threat to the few large healthy (presumably, beech bark disease resistant) beech that are still out there.  At the Arnot, we've been working this year with some plant geneticists at Cornell to map the genome of large, healthy American Beech in hopes that we can eventually propagate and distribute offspring from these trees.

Nice to hear that work is being done with apparently resistant trees. Clear beech boards are attractive when finished and of course beech nuts are fabulous wildlife food.

I hope beech leaf disease doesn't become a landscape-wide scourge. We have enough of such problems already.

Steve Kutney from NYFOA SOT recently shared this.  Not sure if this is the same as the "beech leaf disease" described in the original links, but sounds like a serious threat to American Beech if it continues to spread.  Surprising that they haven't really figured out the cause yet.

https://news.osu.edu/beech-trees-are-dying-and-nobodys-sure-why/

RSS

Forum

Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management on Wednesday. 0 Replies

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

Tags: services, ecosystem, carbon, forest, succession

Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jan 29. 4 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf…Continue

Badge

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service