Birch Tree Disease?

See photo – our Birch tree is approx 25 yrs old. We live in Mississauga, likely with clay soil. It faces north so has part sun, part shade. We have a sprinkler system so is likely not dehydrated. The leaves…

Will my white birch survive?

I live in Calgary Alberta. Two years ago I bought a white birch from a nursery. It was about 12 feet high and the trunk was 10″ in circumference at the base. I dug a hole about ^” shallower than…

Transplanting birch tree

Hi there, I was advised to transplant a birch tree from the side of the house (animals can climb onto the roof). It is skinny and about two stories high. Any advice as to (a) how best to do this…

Storm-damaged 40-year-old birch tree

Heavy snow forced a branch of our wonderfully big birch tree to tear away, double back and create a long split on its supporting branch. The split is about 16 inches away from the main tree trunk. I know I…

Bronze Birch Borer: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

The bronze birch borer (Agrilus anxius) is a beetle native to North America. The borers’ larval feeding tunnels under the bark girdle the trunk or branch of the tree and interrupt the flow of nutrients and sap which eventually leads…