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White birches are highly prone to infestation of the bronze birch borer, a small woodboring insect that will kill the host tree, usually first seen as dieback from the top downward.

Visible swelling of the trunk, a “D” shape exit hole, and bronze stains are all telltale indicators. Prevention is the best recommendation, so if valuable birches are to be preserved, a systemic treatment is highly suggested.