Beech Leaf Disease in Massachusetts
“Beech Leaf Disease” (BLD) is being reported throughout the state. It is caused by an invasive nematode. The disease causes damage to a tree’s leaves, leading to reduced vigor and can eventually lead to tree mortality. Please visit https://www.mass.gov/guides/beech-leaf-disease-in-massachusetts to learn more.
If you think your beech tree might be infected with beech leaf disease, please report it to the DCR Forest Health Program by sending an email to Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (857) 337-5173. Any details you are able to provide about the location, symptoms and severity of the disease, or any pictures of the tree will help in monitoring efforts of the progress of this disease in the Commonwealth.