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Q.One Of My Silver Birch Trees Is In Limbo

Zone PE31 8RG | mealingtracey@yahoo.com added on April 27, 2020 | Answered

Hello I have three 10 year old solver birch trees all in a row. One however seems suspended in time whilst the other two are in full flourish. It has had buds for about 5 weeks but won’t progress to leaf. It’s not brittle so assuming not dead? Can you tell me why this is? ?

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Answered on April 29, 2020

It is possible that this one receives a slightly different amount or duration of light than the others. Sometimes, it is completely normal, though.

It does look healthy, so I wouldn't worry unless you see signs of distress.

I would say that if it doesn't come out, in a month or so, you could try feeding with a slow release fertilizer to give it a little help.

This article will help you to care for the tree:


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