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Q.White birch tree in Illinois

Zone 61032 | Anonymous added on September 22, 2020 | Answered

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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Answered on September 26, 2020

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.

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