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Jonathan Cale and Celia Evans examine scale on a beech tree near Paul Smiths
Jonathan Cale and Celia Evans examine scale on a beech tree near Paul Smiths

Tracking beech bark disease in the Adirondacks

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When it comes to tree ailments you've likely heard of Dutch elm, oak wilt and chestnut blight. But a little-known disease has biologists scratching their heads and spending time in the woods this summer. It's called beech bark disease and it was discovered in Maine and Nova Scotia decades ago. The disease has killed beech trees throughout the Northeast, and it's spreading. Todd Moe has more.

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