A mysterious disease aided by an apathetic bureaucracy could doom the American beech
Hi Gabe! Thank you for taking the time to give this particular issue the attention that it desperately needs. We spoke at ESA 2019. I was with the Holden Arboretum at the time and aside from Ohio State, we were the only other lab investigating this issue. I left the arboretum in 2021, but the work there has really increased and we’re finishing up revisions on a new publication. I can get you Dr. David Burke’s lab contact info if you would care to learn about the updates with their investigations. Thanks again for writing about this. It’s a project very near and dear to my heart.
In Europe we have the Fagus Silvatica, wich is not only enjoying the cold rain forest, but making it as well.
Almost half a centyry ago I learnd, that Elm would dissapear soon because of a deadly disease, but it still didn't. I never learned how long Elm is already living with this disease.
so, don't worry !