Beach scale is a typeof bug that feeds on beach trees. Unfortunately beach scale is not native to America, and our beach trees are not used to it and are weakened by funguses that will kill it. Eventually only 5% of beach trees will survive because of an uncommon resistance to beach scale.
The good news is that scientists are working hard to find the trees with resistance to beach scale and reproduces them hoping that the new trees will also be able to fight the beach scale. Of all the movies I have watched one of my favorites is Jurassic park, and said in that movie by Ean Malcolm, “life finds a way”