Silver Birch

This tree has been collect in May 2012 as a rescue action. This tree has been growing on field for some period but owner of the field decided to dig over it. This is what I have found.

The trunk base is about 10 cm. wide and whole tree is 60 cm. high with only one rot about 2 cm. thick and 30 cm. length.
Only two small shuts about 5 cm. length, but I have decided to give it second chance.

Straight trunk, no taper and no branches and the more important no knowledge about this species, but I put it into my own soil mix 1/1/1 girth/builder sand/compost.

big scare on trunk base after mini digger works.

and the tree in October 2012

because this tree has responded well and I wasn’t happy with overall view. I decided do some work to make this tree more attractive. Decision was make this trees trunk shorter (yellow line ) and do some carving ( red line ). I could do that because I have two strong growing branches at low level. So my plan is develop this tree with those two branches ( we will see)

After nearly all leaves fall of I decided to my plan become. I know it is not perfect but it gives me beater material to start developing process. This wiring going to be taken of next late spring and the tree will growing free for whole next season.

My birch in August 2013. It will pruned back next spring, and I will let it grow free next season as well.

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