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Beech hedge disease

imageimageHi. I have a mature beech hedge about 3 metres high and 80 + metres long.  Most of it is healthy and normal but several sections are looking sickly. The ends of the twigs where new growth should be are completely limp and covered in a white growth.  The leaves are wilted and the white growth shows up in the middle vein of the leaf.  Any idea what it is and how to treat? Will it spread to the rest of the hedge jf not treated?  Any advice would be appreciated.   Thank you

Last edited: 21 May 2017 13:44:26


  • TootsietimTootsietim Posts: 178

    I don't think that there is anything wrong. It looks like the usual freshly opened buds of beech. I'd leave it and see if it hardens up like the rest of the hedge. Beech tends to open late and erratically.

  • dunroamindunroamin Posts: 2

    Thanks.  It is not just on the fresh leaves - some of the older stems have the white coating but haven't as yet gone limp.   Will keep an eye on it and hope it doesn't come to anything.   Thanks again for responding.    

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