A recently planted very young Silver birch has some leaves turning bronze colored and a couple have curled up. What could be the problem?
This could be a number of things - too little water (especially if something is restricting the roots), over fertilizing, leaf scorch (if planted in too much sun), or even a fungus. It may help to prune the plants to help rejuvenate them. Also, step on the soil around the plants to eliminate any air pockets that may be lingering, which would make it difficult for the plants to take up water, then water the area well. And to err on the safe side, treat the tree with fungicide. Also, if newly planted, it may be due to transplant shock. This article will help you treat it for transplant shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
I have a large hole in a Birch tree. It's filling with water and promoting rot. I want to fill it to keep water out. What is a good fill and procedure that will not further harm the tree?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/patching-tree-hole.htm
I have six Silver Birch trees in a grove. Five are flourishing but the smallest has leaves which have turned yellow and are falling as though it was autumn. I am very concerned, as I do not wish to lose this tree. Can you please advise me what to do? The trees are approximately 6 years old.
When you have a group of plants, all planted the same time from the same place, and one of them is not doing as well as the others, most of the time is because that plant is simply not strong. You might think about the group of trees to see if you can find anything that's different for the yellowing one. The small one could be in shade a significant part of the day. Another thing that comes to mind is that for some reason the soil around that plant is negatively affected by something. You could have a soil test on the soil around that one plant, to see if anything is going on there, This article on yellowing leaves might be useful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm
I planted three Clump River Birch trees in different locations around my yard last fall. I watered them constantly. It is now spring and there are a few leaves on one of the trees, some buds on the other two. I know they are not dead by the color, but why aren't they growing leaves? There are some leaves coming out of the ground at the base. It also appears that the small branches on the bottom are being broken off. Could rabbits be eating my trees? I live in Illinois and we have had quite a bit of rain, so I know they are in a good watered environment for now. I don't want to give up on them just yet. My husband thinks they are dead, but I am sure they are not. I am very sad about this situation and wonder what I can do to rectify it.
to keep rabbits and deer from eating your leaves mix egg yoke and water and spray the trees. some trees will be slow to sprout after their first winter don't give up on them yet.
I just planted a birch in northern MN. The leaves are turning yellow. What's up? Too much water or not enough? Not sure why the leaves are turning yellow and falling off.
Newly planted trees need lots of water. Daily for the first few weeks, and more if the is dry and warm.
If the tree has received to much water, due to rainfall, there is little to do except hope the roots can dry out.
Yellowing leaves is generally a sign of watering issues. The tree is also most likely stressed from the planting.
Here is a link about new tree care.
I have recently bought a silver birch (betula utilis var jaquemontii). I left it in the pot I bought it in for a week before repotting it in a big ceramic pot. It has been in the pot now for 2 weeks and doesn't look too healthy. Firstly, the leaves started turning yellow with brown spots and now they are falling off. The leaves at the very top are still green. I have been watering it daily and I used the compost that the garden centre recommended to replant it. Will it come back do you think? I have a guarantee from the garden centre. Should I take it back?
It may be suffering from transplant shock and possibly has a fungus (which like to attack plants that are weakened for one reason or another. This article will help with transplant shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm and also treat the tree with a fungicide.
The top of my river birch tree snapped during a storm. I cut the remains at a 45-degree angle. It is about 6 inches in diameter. Should I put a special dressing on it?
It is usually better to let it heal itself. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-to-do-for-storm-damage-trees-repair.htm