Paper birch & bronze birch borer

My 40+yr old birch that suffered damage to the roots. I tried to save it, but it was so weakened the dreaded birch borer moved in. I had the tree cut down last fall (2014) and the stump removed (they…

Yellow river birch leaves

Hello, I live in Toronto, Ontario (Zone 6) and have a river birch tree planted in a corner of my small yard. It faces south and east, and is directly beside a fence on the north side and the house…

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…