Birch Trees
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I have a clump River birch tree that I need to pull one of the three trunks about five inches farther away from my house where it rubs.

Zone 50036 | Anonymous added on October 14, 2019 | Answered

I don’t want to cut it down. What’s the best way? The clump River Birch Tree is about 25 years old and a beautiful addition to my yard. I am updating my patio and I’m afraid with the wind it one trunk will rub against the roof and damage the bark.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 15, 2019

Here is information for pruning a river birch. It looks like you could prune out that branch from the photo. You may want to consult an arborist in your area or the local extension office beforehand.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/birch/cutting-back-birch-trees.htm

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