· Site selection
· Types of birch
· Birch leafminer
· Bronze birch borer
· Oystershell Scale
In the natural environment, the birch is a riverbank tree
with a preference for well-drained sandy loam where the root system has
access to lots of moisture and where the crown has access to lots
of sunlight. Where either of these elements is missing, a birch tree
will struggle, weaken and may become prey to its lethal enemy, the bronze
From the standpoint of soil, birches have a preference for slightly acidic over alkaline conditions although slightly alkaline soils will work in combination with periodic fertilizer treatments.
For more information on fertilization, click here.
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