Birch Trees
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My weeping silver birch tree

Anonymous added on October 31, 2017 | Answered

My weeping silver birch tree has lost all its leaves at the top ,can I do anything to help it.i must add that it is about 46 years old .

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 31, 2017

Your tree may be infested with the bronze birch borer or another birch borer insect. These are the most likely cause in North America. In Europe, several fungi can cause these symptoms. Here is more information:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/bronze-birch-borer/
http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/bronze-birch-borer
http://wildrosetree.ca/insects-diseases-other-problems/why-is-the-top-of-my-birch-tree-dead/

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