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I have a mature birch tree which has lost its papery silver bark leaving a dark brown dried up trunk.The leaves return each Spring and the foliage looks healthy enough.Any ideas?

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  • Posted: Sat. 7th July 2012 08:47

Re: Birch bark problem

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Anne,
Not sure which species of birch you have, but if it is Betula pendula, or one of its cultivars, it is normal for the trunk to become black or dark brown on mature trees.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 10th July 2012 19:11

Re: Re: Birch bark problem

Reply from Anne Gebal

Hi Kathy,
I don't think this is normal as much of the the trunk is now completely dried up and cracked with with bits falling off leaving parts of the under layer exposed.I would add that the higher up the trunk and a bit near the ground still have the papery bark.

  • Posted: Mon. 16th July 2012 15:12

Re: Re: Re: Birch bark problem

Reply from Nicola

Hi Anne - can you take some photos and add them? Browse and add up to 3. Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 16th July 2012 15:51