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Re: Silver Birch Roots

Re: Silver Birch Roots
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: May 02, 2007 11:17

You said there was a lot of dead wood in the crown. Just like the crown, parts of the root system can die back, so finding the odd dead root is not unusual. On the other hand, extensive root problems will usually first make themselves known through crown dieback, so it could be that there is a significant root problem and the crown dead wood was merely a symptom of this.

Birch are not a long lived tree and at 80 years it is probably reaching the end of it's natural life anyway. They also do not take kindly to being topped. Sounds like you need to contact a competant local arborist to have a look at the tree and advise you further.

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|  Silver Birch Roots mariannelane 02/05/2007 10:25
||  Re: Silver Birch Roots chris 02/05/2007 11:17

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