Updating and snapping of trees
Beech bark disease (BBD) is caused by both an insect, which comes first (see photo).The scales become covered with a white, wool-looking substance, eventually turning infested portions of the tree white.If we leave the trees to die they will potentially become a hazard to people and property.Beech trees are very expensive to remove, and while treatment is not 100% effective, it is relatively inexpensive.These are great with minimal bleed through the paper and last for ages if you forget to put the lid back on (yes I am guilty of this)! They are blendable, fantastic colours, durable and everything you could need, but are at the top of the price range.(UK Link/US Link)As you are printing off these pages you can control the quality of the paper and unlike colouring books that you buy, you can print one sided (whoop).It really is a great way to relax and switch off and most of us are far too busy this time of year and need to make sure that we find some time to be mindful and for me that is when I colour.
A number of Beech trees at the Assembly are over 100 feet tall and were saplings around the time of the Civil War. Time is running short but there is still time to effectively treat the trees.
I print a lot of my pages on standard copier paper and if you have good quality art supplies then that is fine, however, if you are planning on framing or keeping your artwork then it would be better to print on a higher quality of paper.
Or if you plan on painting them, then you can print onto inkjet watercolour paper (UK Link/US Link).
Now a much worse threat is upon us: Beech Bark Disease.
Beech trees make up a large part of the tree canopy of the CSA and create the character of the forest we know today.
Some heavily infected trees break off in heavy winds before dying – a condition called "beech snap".