People love the beauty of silver birch trees (Betula pendula) but have realized that variety is short lived and susceptible to the birch borer. Find other native alternatives that are more interesting in this article by Lyn Chimera.
It’s in the current issue of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.
“Remember, if you want to plant a tree always check for an appropriate native first,” Chimera said.
Other articles in this issue are:
- “Mother Nature’s Mulch” by Carol Sobczak
- “Research in Progress: Humans and Dogs Seek Spotted Lanternfly“