I HAVE A BIRCH TREE THAT HAS DIED. IS LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING HAS BEEN BORING IN TO IT .
THE TRUNK AND BRANCHES HAVE HUNDREDS OF HOLES IN THEM.
IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO HAVE SPREAD TO ANY OTHER BIRCH I HAVE IN THE YARD YET.
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Reply to post by wilf smith, on May 25, 2001 at 22:52:56:
it definately sounds like the bronze birch borer. try planting monarch birch Betula maximowicziana or river birch Betula nigra, they seem to be resistant to the bronze birch borer. The holes are actuall the exit holes, are they D shaped and do they have an orange or bronze color?
Reply to post by John Paul Sanborn, on May 25, 2001 at 22:52:56:
Here are some more sites dealing with borers:
Reply to post by Mark Goodwin, on May 26, 2001 at 09:01:06:
I have a Birch tree that the top branches of it are bending over expremely. The top has bent over and died. I don't see any shininess to the leaves indicating aphids. I have checked the bark to see if there are any markings that look strange but I can't find any. I had to cut out a couple of top branches, they were bent so bad. The general health of the tree looks bad. Any ideas?
Reply to post by Clyde Wear, on May 26, 2001 at 23:30:38:
Sorry I can't help BUT today (1st June)in the Wyre Forest (Worcestershire - UK) I noticed that a large number of Birch trees were bent right over with the tops touching the ground (these trees all were 15 - 20 foot tall). Hence my search for some info, at least it is not only your tree
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