beech scale

noun

Definition of beech scale

: a destructive European scale (Cryptococcus fagi) now established in the northeastern U.S. and adjacent parts of Canada where it is destructive to stands of native beech

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“Beech scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beech%20scale. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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