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Tree branches losing leaves White Birch #798531

Asked June 29, 2022, 11:26 AM EDT

Hello I have 3 trees in my yard that are losing leaves on some branches. I will send 3 separate emails showing each tree since they are all 3 different types. This tree is a White Birch tree. Please advise is you can diagnose the insect or disease and what I can do to not lose these trees

Genesee County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello
Other than dieback, I cannot see any obvious disease or insect issues in the pictures.
Birches like moist soil so, if you do not give extra water( lawn sprinklers are not enough) this could be drought stress.
May other issues can cause dieback, including periodic flooding( such as in spring), and birch borers.
I recommend you hire a certified arborist to come on site and assess all three trees. He/she is trained and certified in pests, diseases, and care of trees. He can recommend treatment plans for all the trees, pruning, and any treatments needed. 
Three trees showing dieback all at the same time would indicate an abiotic problem, such as drought stress. Here is a guide ( see the chart for established trees) on how much water to give trees based on their trunk size:
https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/watering-newly-planted-trees-and-shrubs
Laura Sheffer Replied June 29, 2022, 12:26 PM EDT

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