Birch tree infestation

Asked May 19, 2016, 8:40 PM EDT

Two birch trees have lost leaves and bark.Stems show linear curving marks and holes.Kindly suggest remedy to save other trees.Our trees are about 30 years old.I am not able to upload an image .

Howard County Maryland birch trees

1 Response

It sounds like your birch has borers. Once borers are in the tree, there is no way to cure it. Removing the tree and sending it to the dump or chipping it, will reduce the risk to other trees. White birches are not good choices for Maryland and die relatively young. vw