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Paintbox Garden added this to How to Help Your Trees Weather a Storm
Know your trees. Who doesn't love white birch? Paper birch (Betula papyrifera) stands in a class of its own. Its ash-white bark mottled with gray brightens a woodland or forest edge, but it's a problem tree despite its beauty. Short lived, weak wooded and prone to borers, this species can break in high winds, so it shouldn't be planted near power lines or structures. Mature birch trees that are stressed can easily lose large limbs in a heavy, early snowfall that comes at a time when leaves are still on the tree.Other trees that have soft wood and are prone to limb damage in storms are Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana) and willow (Salix spp). Plan for longevity as well as beauty when designing with trees. For stature, fall color and wildlife value, red oak (Quercus coccinea, zones 4 to 9) is a great choice for a larger property, and I'd pick Japanese maple (Acer japonica) for a specimen tree in a suburban neighborhood.

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hilllane added this to Hilllane buite
February 13, 2014
paper birch
Denise Stringer added this to denise_stringer1511's Ideas
May 4, 2013
Grassy area with woods in the back
BeBes added this to bebes66's ideas
April 28, 2013
mow to edge
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January 16, 2013
meadow around trees
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Stylish Gardens added this to nadiapomare's ideas
January 6, 2013
Love the ash-white bark of the Paper Birch
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January 6, 2013
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December 25, 2012
Trees health
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December 25, 2012
concrete pedestal
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December 23, 2012
like the trees in the wild flowers
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December 22, 2012
Love the acorn
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December 22, 2012
Birch trees and flowers
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December 20, 2012
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December 19, 2012
love cement pedestal
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December 19, 2012
The Paper birch and the wild flowers
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December 19, 2012
These wild flowers would save me time mowing!
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December 17, 2012
Cement pillar made from a mold
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