Birch trees

Asked July 24, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

Our birch tree Is dropping its leaves. They first turn yellow and then drop. The leaves have small dark green spots on them. Right now the change is only on the east side of the tree.

Union County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Hello, and thanks for using the Ask an Expert System,
I am sorry to hear of your tree's problem. Unfortunately there are several different birch species common in Pennsylvania and the symptom you describe could be caused by several different factors. I recommend that you contact your local Penn State Extension Office. You can contact the Union County office at
343 Chestnut Street, Suite 3
Mifflinburg, PA 17844-1323

Phone: 570-966-8194
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You should be able to speak to a Master Gardener there to provide more information about your plant, its symptoms and its environment. The Master Gardener should be able to diagnose your problem and provide treatment suggestions.