A free EPA IPM webinar – open to all on December 5, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Diseases impacting beech trees are an emerging forest health threat. The iconic American beech has been prized for centuries by people for its dense, shady canopy, form, stature, smooth bark and the many nuts that benefit wildlife. Two recently emerged diseases — beech leaf disease and beech bark disease — have arborists, foresters, and homeowners concerned. These diseases also attack the European and other beech varieties. Beech leaf disease, associated with a nematode, causes leaf death, crown thinning, and eventual tree death. Beech bark disease results from an infestation of beech bark scale that predisposes trees to fungal infection. These fungi kill the inner bark tissue leading to tree death.  As beech trees are some of the most desired specimen trees in public and private landscapes, these diseases are affecting people’s property values, and public park landscapes.

This webinar will provide the attendees an opportunity to obtain continuing education credits from 32 state agencies plus other organizations (SAF, LTE, ISA).

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4483444913702781023