Beech Bark Disease
U.S. Forest Service photo
The American beech, a dominant species in the upland forests of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, is seriously threatened by Beech Bark Disease. Beech Bark Disease (BBD) originated in Europe and was accidentally introduced to Nova Scotia around 1890, most likely in an infected European beech tree brought for a horticulture exhibit. It has been spreading slowly through the eastern U.S. ever since.
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources photo
Impacts to the Forest Ecosystem
NPS photo / Mike Peters
What can be done?
Did You Know?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is America's first National Lakeshore, authorized on October 15, 1966. On the same day, President Lyndon B. Johnson also signed into law another piece of landmark legislation -- the National Historic Preservation Act. More...