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Pileated Woodpeckers and Their Relationship with Beech Bark Disease Infected Trees

Pileated Woodpeckers and Their Relationship with Beech Bark Disease Infected Trees

Introduction Since its introduction to North America in the late 1800’s (McLaughlin and Greifenhagen 2012), beech bark disease (BBD) has become a widespread health problem in forests across eastern North America, including the St. Lawrence Lowlands. It has devastating effects on American beech trees (Fagus grandifolia), drastically changing eastern forest compositions, as well as significantly […]

The Impact of Human Activity on Beech Bark Disease

The Impact of Human Activity on Beech Bark Disease

Organisms Involved in Beech Bark Disease Beech Bark Disease (BBD) is responsible for the affliction of 50% of the North American beech tree population (Garnas, et al., 2011). The North American beech tree, Fagus grandifolia, is a deciduous shade tolerant tree native to its namesake (Zhang et al., 2015). Unique in its genus, this tree […]

Beech Bark Disease Severity vs. Tree diversity

Beech Bark Disease Severity vs. Tree diversity

The American beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) is a species of canopy tree found in the northeastern U.S and Canada, growing in mixed deciduous, hardwood, and temperate forests (Zhang et al., 2015). In the Morgan Arboretum, which is dominated primary by sugar maple and beech, these beech tree plays a significant role in the ecosystem by […]

American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia)

American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia)

General Natural History The American Beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) is a deciduous hardwood tree, native to eastern North America. Its habitat ranges in Canada from Nova Scotia to southern Ontario, and in the United-States from its western limit of Illinois, south to northern Florida (Forrester, McGee & Mitchel 2003). Although, it may have a wide […]