Mature beech trees in Canada are in trouble.
Cottage Life reported, "Beech bark disease isa one-two punch combining an attack from a sap-feeding scale insect with a subsequent fungal assault beneath the beech’s thin, silvery bark."
This disease has already caused problems in the Adirondacks of New York and has moved north to Ontario.
However, there is hope! Beech trees in the Adirondacks are rebounding fairly well.