Q.White birch tree in Illinois
Hi, we’ve had alot of rain this year. Everytime I use a leaf blower to remove the grass from my mower around my white birch tree…..I notice there is water standing in the tripod of the tree. Will this standing water eventually rot the tree and cause it to die? Thank you
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I understand why you'd be concerned about this. Birch trees withstand quite a range of weather conditions and it's unlikely that water standing in the joint of the tree will cause it to rot and or die. Birch trees live through snow, wind, rain and other extreme conditions. If you are truly worried about this, however, you may want to call a certified arborist and get a professional opinion.