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Prunning Silver Birch


By Linzy1

Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

After checking their was no TPO on our old silver birch at the front of our house my husband prunned it back to the thick trunk. This was because the roots had moved our wall for the second time.Will the tree shoot again from the old trunk or will we have to remove the remainder of the tree. I would appreciate anyones advice,thank you



remove the intire tree silver birch can send up suckers to so its not worth the risk.

13 Apr, 2009


The birch may or may not throw up new suckers like a coppiced tree. As the roots were causing a problem I would also be inclined to try and remove the stump. The indication of your question is that the tree is against the roadside wall so you may have access for a JCB to root it out. This is the easiest and quickest way to remove it. The wall will undoubtedly be damaged again but this will be the last time that you have to repair it.

13 Apr, 2009


i agree bulb

13 Apr, 2009

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