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The weeping birch, or Betula pendula, is a medium sized tree with drooping branches, according to Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 throu... More »

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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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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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Prune white birch trees by pruning at the right time, choosing the proper branches to prune and cutting carefully. Always wear eye protection and follow safety guidelines to prevent injury while pruning the trees. More »

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The Penquis Virtual Nature Center provides a list of hardwood trees that includes species of alder, poplar, birch, beech, oak, cherry, sumac, maple and ash. Each tree species has its own distinct characteristics, but all... 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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Several commonly planted trees have white bark, including varieties of birch, sycamore and poplar. Among these trees, however, the look of the bark and trunk and their particular shade of white can differ greatly. Thus, ... More »

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