Birch Tree Problem

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Old 07-04-04, 07:25 AM
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Birch Tree Problem

I have a problem with a new birch tree. Planted last year, standing 10' tall. The leaves are starting to show yellow spots, starting at the edge and spreading across the leaf, it's as if it's drying out. There are no signs of insects. There are no holes in the leaves. Could it be a nutrient deficiency? I have applied fertilizer and keep the soil moist (not wet) I can send an email digital picture.

John
 
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Old 07-04-04, 09:46 AM
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I would not water the tree more often than weekly. The soil needs to dry out somewhat naturally.

Birch trees don't have many problems.

Can you describe this as: the leaves on the ends of branches turn yellow. Branches die back from the tips? If so, this may be decline. Decline often comes from overwatering and compacted soil. Prune dead branches below affected area. Sterilize cutters with solution of bleach 10% in water after each cut.

Here is a good site on birch trees.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/ho...h/ht_birch.htm

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 07-04-04, 11:10 AM
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Thanks Chris

The spotting is sparatic....here's a url to pictures

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/...ys25th_008.jpg

let me know if it works
 
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Old 07-04-04, 01:55 PM
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The link takes me to a page requiring a password to enter. Just e-mail me the picture.
 
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