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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: Paul Hawksford
Date: Feb 15 2001 23:47:15
Silver Birch have a relatively short life span, often found naturally on
sandstone ridges and integrated with Pendunculate Oak and Scots Pine, they do
well. For a small garden, they tend to be less dominant dedpending on the 
other
trees in the garden, but add extreme grace, they are one of the finest, but
less obtrusive of species. They react to pruning well, however, their natural
form would be spoilt (certainly as a single specimen). At 10m, the tree is
unlikely to dominate much more. Try to appreciate the form, pruning for 
pruning
sake will only cause problems.

Paul H.

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