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Re: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?

Subject: Re: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?
From: Bill Kowalczyk
Date: Feb 15 2001 17:50:36
If you prune Silver Birch at this time of year sap will continue to run out 
of the cuts for some time.  This will then be colonised by all kinds of yeast 
organisms, sooty moulds etc..  Although this MIGHT not directly damage the 
the tree it will look dreadful.  It is far better to wait until the tree is 
in full leaf end of May/June/July or after leaf fall but before Christmas.

I don't see the significance of the fact that the tree is 30ft high, unless 
you are suggesting reduction of the tops.  If this is the case, DON'T DO IT!!!
Get a proper arborist/tree sturgeon and if they recommend topping send them 
away because you haven't got a PROPER arborist.

Regards,
Bill
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Proctor 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: 14 February 2001 18:37
  Subject: Fw: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Proctor 
  To: uktc@xxxxxxxxx.co.uk 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:03 PM
  Subject: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?


  Advice would be greatly appreciated on the above task.Is it the right time 
to do it?Are there any points to watch out for.I live in the west of 
Scotland,ie Lanarkshire



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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Proctor 
  To: uktc@xxxxxxxxx.co.uk 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:03 PM
  Subject: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?


  Advice would be greatly appreciated on the above task.Is it the right time 
to do it?Are there any points to watch out for.I live in the west of 
Scotland,ie Lanarkshire


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If you prune Silver Birch at this time of year sap will continue to run out of the cuts for some time.  This will then be colonised by all kinds of yeast organisms, sooty moulds etc..  Although this MIGHT not directly damage the the tree it will look dreadful.  It is far better to wait until the tree is in full leaf end of May/June/July or after leaf fall but before Christmas.
 
I don't see the significance of the fact that the tree is 30ft high, unless you are suggesting reduction of the tops.  If this is the case, DON'T DO IT!!!
Get a proper arborist/tree sturgeon and if they recommend topping send them away because you haven't got a PROPER arborist.
 
Regards,
Bill
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 14 February 2001 18:37
Subject: Fw: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?


----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Proctor
To: uktc@xxxxxxxxx.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?


Advice would be greatly appreciated on the above task.Is it the right time to do it?Are there any points to watch out for.I live in the west of Scotland,ie Lanarkshire


 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: Pruning a 30 ft high silver birch without damaging the tree?

Advice would be greatly appreciated on the above task.Is it the right time to do it?Are there any points to watch out for.I live in the west of Scotland,ie Lanarkshire



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