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Old 29-09-2002, 07:52 PM
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We have two Silver Birch trees in our garden that have become over large ( height of house).

Is it practical to pollard them or otherwise get them pruned - or is it a case of "cut 'em down and
replant with something more suitable" ??

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Old 29-09-2002, 08:05 PM
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"Bob" wrote in message
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We have two Silver Birch trees in our garden that have become over large

( height of house).

Is it practical to pollard them or otherwise get them pruned - or is it a

case of "cut 'em down and
replant with something more suitable" ??

Ugh - horrible thing to do to 'The Lady of the Woods'. Take the poor things
out and plant something smaller. Just my 2p worth.

Rod



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Old 29-09-2002, 08:30 PM
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Rod wrote:

"Bob" wrote in message
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We have two Silver Birch trees in our garden that have become over large

( height of house).

Is it practical to pollard them or otherwise get them pruned - or is it a

case of "cut 'em down and
replant with something more suitable" ??

Ugh - horrible thing to do to 'The Lady of the Woods'. Take the poor things
out and plant something smaller. Just my 2p worth.


Make that a New Groat between us :-)


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Old 29-09-2002, 09:43 PM
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Silver birch don't take to being cut about, lets in disease and will kill
the tree.
Best to remove and replace with a young tree.

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Abacus Nurseries
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Old 29-09-2002, 11:54 PM
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Yes thats what a tree surgeon told me too

"david" wrote in message
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Silver birch don't take to being cut about, lets in disease and will kill
the tree.
Best to remove and replace with a young tree.

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David Hill
Abacus Nurseries
www.abacus-nurseries.co.uk






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