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Re: siver birch topping

Re: siver birch topping
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2007 16:36


Topping trees is generally a bad move. Topping silver birch is a particularly bad idea. Their form does not lend itself to even vaguely graceful height reduction, the wounds tend to decay fast, the result looks like a large toilet brush with weakly attached regrowth.

The ISA have a good page on why topping hurts trees

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