Are Bumps on Trunks Bad for Trees?

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...
Trees Losing Leaves in Spring? Here’s Why

Trees Losing Leaves in Spring? Here’s Why

By Nancy Penrose When spring rolls around we expect our trees to bloom with leaves, not lose them. So, what do we do if we notice our trees are shedding or losing leaves during this time of the year? Below, we will cover the two most common reasons leaves drop in...