Dieback in North Idaho’s Fir Trees Explained

Rampant dieback is evident in area trees, but why? This year, many of us noticed conifer dieback —especially affecting fir trees—on our properties and in our surrounding forests. The flaring out (or reddening) of so many trees is alarming to those of us familiar with bark beetle infestations elsewhere, including those decimating entire hillsides in …read in detail

Root Problems: The Most Difficult Hazard to Detect

Root problems might be simmering under the forest floor, waiting to topple your trees… Root problems are the most difficult hazards to detect because most of the problem is underground and out of sight. People often have to wait for the visible portion of the tree to be affected before determining that there are root …read in detail

Cankers: An Easy to Spot Hazard

Cankers are often quite visible, but cause and treatment aren’t always straightforward… Cankers tend to be prominent. If your tree has a potentially hazardous canker, it’s hard to miss. Think of the tree version of a large, open wound or deformity, and you’ve got the visual idea of cankers. They may be ugly, but are …read in detail