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Beech bark disease, along with overcrowding of the beech tree population are two concerns faced by Peninsula State Park. What management practices should be taken into consideration by the park and Door County Forestry department and what implications would these practices have? The Question
August 2009 found on 600 acre plot by Sturgeon Bay
Probably here 5-6 years—quite a few scales and cankers
Eastern Wisconsin and Michigan western most range of beech tree
of beech scale
Severe nectria attacks
“ tree snap”12-20 feet they break off
Step 2 ”Killing Zone”
Step 3 “Aftermath Zone” Loss of canopy Change in ecosystem Sprouts emerge from roots of dead tree and can be defective and open up for new colonies of beech scale disease (in the Eastern US-not sure in this locale) May cause beech population to completely die out.