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Re: In the garden and out


Hi Donna & Kitty,

Kitty, you're exactky right, birches tend to grow in clumps of 3 to 30.
Usually in the woods where they need to grow tall quickly to find the sun.
Thus the spindly looking trunk until they set an adequate amount of leaves.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- 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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