Are Bumps on Trunks Bad for Trees?

By Nancy Penrose As you appreciate the fully grown leaves on your trees in the summer, you may notice bulges growing on tree trunks. What are those bumps and are they bad for your trees? Well, to answer the first question, those bulges are called burls and the cause...
Can Your Birch Trees Be Saved?

Can Your Birch Trees Be Saved?

By Nancy Penrose If you haven’t heard, a beetle named the bronze birch borer has been becoming pretty troublesome in parts of western and eastern Washington. They can be found wherever birch is grown and mostly attacks the Jacquemontii Birch. Due to birch tree...