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By Terrna

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I have a nicely-shaped conifer which is now about six feet tall but it is hollow down the middle. How can I get the centre to fill out so that, in the future maybe, the birds can use it as a nesting place?



If the centre is brown and dead - then no, there's nothing you can do, I'm afraid. That's what happens to conifers sometimes.

19 Jul, 2010


No, the centre is not brown and dead, there's just no visible growth.

20 Jul, 2010


I don't think there's anything you can do to get the tree to grow in the centre...The new growth comes from the outer branches and twigs. I suppose it's partly the lack of light inside as well as the growth habit of conifers.

20 Jul, 2010


Thank you very much for your replies to my question. I have another conifer of the same type, age and size and this is quite dense in the middle so I can't understand why the other one is like it is. There is plenty of growth on the outsides but very little in the centre.

20 Jul, 2010


That 'is' strange. I'm just sorry I can't suggest any remedy.

20 Jul, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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