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If proper care is taken, a weeping birch tree has a lifespan of 40 to 50 years. Pruning a weeping birch keeps it healthy and gives it a better shape. Items needed to prune a weeping birch tree are gloves, pruning shears ... More »

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Birch trees typically grow in lowland areas in the northern hemisphere, a few species grow at higher elevations. Birch trees like slightly acidic, well-drained soil. They are often one of the first trees to grow after a ... More »

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Prune river birch tree to one main branch, leaving two or three saplings on either side. Remove sucker shoots growing on the base of the tree to redirect nutrients to the main sapling branch. Remove the top stems, leavin... More »

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The average height of a birch tree is around 40 feet tall, but the paper and yellow birch can grow up to 80 feet tall. Of the 60 different types of birch trees, the most notable are the paper, European white, gray and ye... More »

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Some fast-growing shade trees includes hybrid poplar, red maple, American sycamore, Leyland cypress and river birch. These trees will not only provide quick shady retreat, but also furnish a display that will add visual ... More »

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Common names of trees include oak, ash, maple, birch and pine. Among the oaks, there are red oaks, with leaves having pointed lobes, and white oaks, which have leaves with rounded leaf lobes. White oaks include the chink... More »

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Trees used for lumber include oak, maple, birch, cherry, walnut, pine, redwood, hemlock, fir and spruce. These trees are classified as hardwood or softwood; hardwood typically consists of deciduous trees. More »

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