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Re: In the garden and out

My experiences with birch trees is that they get taller before they develop
much of a thickness.  That's one reason they should be planted in a
protected spot so the wind doesn't get them.  It's going to sway a lot over
the years.  You can't "accomplish" a larger caliper, just give it time.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 8:43 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] In the garden and out

> I can relate to that... My perennials do move around to find a better
> spot that they like. Trees so far have stayed put and were thought about
> before planting.
> So, I really need my newer birch tree (Betula 'crimson frost') in the
> front to bulk up and get a thicker trunk. How do I accomplish that? Darn
> thing has grown a good two-three ft this season, but seems to be swaying
> in the wind up there. Hum....
> Donna
> >
> > The garden is maturing.  choices made 10 yrs ago aren't compatible
> > anymore.
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