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Is This Endgame for Beech Trees? Tracking Symptom Expression, Chronological Spread and Mortality Caused by Beech Leaf Disease
NAA welcomes Dr. Constance Hausman, one of the original authors of the first scientific paper on Beech leaf disease (BLD )in December 2018. BLD was discovered in 2012 on American beech trees in north‐east Ohio. Since then, it's spread beyond Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada, and has been found on American beech (Fagus grandifolia), European beech (F. sylvatica), and Oriental beech (F. orientalis). This pathogen has the potential to drastically alter the Eastern deciduous forests of the United States, and beyond. Learn how to recognize this disease, how it progresses, and the latest information about its possible cause.

Jul 31, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Constance Hausman
Plant and Restoration Ecologist @Cleveland Metroparks
As the Plant and Restoration Ecologist, Dr. Hausman develops and implements ecosystem assessment, natural recovery and habitat restoration projects related to plant communities throughout Cleveland Metroparks. Her current work focuses on understanding changes that occur in our natural areas due to forest pests/pathogens, climate change, habitat destruction, and invasive species in order to rehabilitate our native forests through restoration and management. She is also the Executive Director of the Ohio Biological Survey.