Landscaping - Tree
Lisa Pitzer
August 1, 2012
Does anybody know the type of tree in this landscape. Thanks.
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Could be river birch....
    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:30AM
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Or could be a mulit-trunk white birch (betula jacquemontii). Pretty isn't it?
    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:02AM
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It is a river birch tree. Yes, they get very big. Pretty fast grower. In the cold climates, they are prone to ice damage.
    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 5:19PM
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    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 5:56PM
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Yes, it's a clump river birch. I have one and we live in PA. it's done very well through all our winters.
They do get very big but they are beautiful and have a unique pealing brown bark which gives it a nice look.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 7:08AM
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1 Like    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 11:39AM
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That does indeed appear to be a clump Birch which are great when given enough room to grow, although relatively short lived. Their exfoliating bark creates great textures in summer and winter. The challenge as in this case is that the tree is planted far too close to the residence. In a short number of years the adjacent sun loving perennials will be in shade and struggling and the gutters will be full of leaves each and every year.

One of the most common mistakes we see when homeowners develop gardens along the front of a residence is all of the plant material is placed inside the walkway. Most people will not even notice the plantings. When you pull the planting bed to the outside of the walkway as well, then your guests begin to walk "through" the garden instead of along it.

If you were to pull that birch to the outside of the walkway and plant it about 8' outside the walkway into the enlarged planting bed and light it with three LED uplights you begin to create a much more dramatic entry way.
11 Likes    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 6:54PM
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great comments... thanks!
    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 4:53PM
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