Exotic Pest Reporting
Bark canker (Neonectria coccinea) is a fungal pathogen. It was first detected in West Virginia in 1981.
The variant Nectria coccinea var. faginata causes beech bark disease, and can infect the tree via the feeding holes made by the beech scale insect Cryptococcus fagisuga. .
03/19/2020 - Taking beech bark disease seriously
01/17/2020 - DNR Removing Infected Trees at Potawatomi State Park
10/15/2019 - Work continues on beech bark disease
09/21/2018 - Clare County forest update
09/21/2018 - More than maple
01/16/2018 - The Outside Story: Beech Bark Disease