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Birch Tree 'Betula Pendula' (3-4ft)

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Bare Root Birch Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Native Irish Birch Tree Plant
  • Betula Pendula
  • AKA Silver Birch
  • Small to Medium Garden Tree
  • Form: Single Stemmed Whip
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 4 - 5ft
    • Girth: 4cm
    • 1 + 1 / 2 Yr Transplant
  • Bare Root (Not Potted)

Birch Tree - Characteristics

  • Tall, narrow trees
  • Light, open canopy
  • Mature size: 25m tall & 8m wide
    • If allowed to grow to full maturity
    • Can be maintained at smaller size either
  • As tree mature branches take on an arching habit
  • Deciduous tree, they loose their leaves in Winter
  • Foliage - Ovate, serrated margins, green in Summer turning yellow in Autumn
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Very hardy tree

Birch Tree - Uses

  • Grown for their interesting bark, as tree ages they develop a white stem
  • Commonly grown in estates and on lawns
  • Offers a beautiful focal point in any garden
  • Offer height & privacy while it's light open canopy will not block out too much sunlight
  • Excellent, reliable garden tree

Birch Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Plant the moment they arrive
  • Bare root trees can only be planted in the dormant season
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen
  • These birch saplings are 3ft tall & will require several years to mature

Positioning Trees

  • Birch likes full sun, part shade & shade
  • Soil can be well drained, light or heavy clay
  • Not suited to damp soils - For this we recommend the Downy Birch
  • Happy in acidic or neutral to alkaline soils
  • Spacing distance varies on use
  • If planting in lawns, then space 5 to 7m apart
  • When planting, hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants
  • Support with bamboo cane for first 2 years
  • Replace cane with larger stake when required

After Care

  • Water bare roots plants regularly until plants establish
  • Water before & after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Birch Pendula - Quick Facts

  • The Birch develops flowers called catkins in Summer
  • Birch are extremely hardy trees
  • They are the most northerly deciduous tree, even growing in Siberia
  • Birch wood makes good firewood
  • The sap of Birch is used in drinks in Russia and makes a sweet syrup for desserts
  • Birch is found throughout Ireland & is important in the balance of our ecosystem
  • Birch has 229 dependent insect species

Glas Scheme - DAFM

  • Rural Development Programme
  • Glas - (Green, Low Carbon, Agri-environment Scheme)
  • Points to Note
    • Not a whole farm scheme
    • All farmers may apply
    • Receive up to €5,000/yr over 5 years
    • Approved advisor must prepare the application
    • Nutrient Management Plan required
    • No guaranteed entry to the scheme, priority basis
    • If there is a Priority Environmental Asset (PEA) on the land, it must be chosen before any other action can be taken
    • There are deadline dates to have actions completed by
    • Once submitted, a plan cannot be changed

Glas Scheme - Planting a Grove of Native Trees

  • Planting Requirements
    • You can plant Alder, Silver Birch, Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Mountain Ash, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Scots Pine, Goat Willow
    • Minimum of 500m2 with 250 plants
    • Maximum of 900m2 with 450 plants
    • Plants must be a minimum of 40cm in height at time of planting
    • Spacing: Plant trees 2m apart in rows 1m apart
    • Grove needs to be protected from livestock. fencing off area will be necessary
    • Dead plants must be replaced
    • Weeds must be controlled
    • Plants must be purchased from a registered grower or supplier (Including ourselves)
  • Rates of Payment:
    • €0.90 per plant per year for 5 years
    • We can supply your EC plant passport when you order your hedging from us
    • Keep this passport reference number for your reps
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Lovely trees , healthy roots , kept nice and moist. Ordered Fri , dispached mon , arrived Tue 1pm . Birch Grove planted 4pm. Great value and Painless.
Arrived quickly, and look really good and bigger than expected. Hope they last and thrive. Nice one!
2 of the tree were very good, however the 3rd tree was smaller and weaker than the others. Quality was not consistent, but I planted it and how for the best.
I found the service from Garden shop to be as good and as professional as it could be. I had a query about the suitability of the product and I was able to email for information and got an immediate response.
It was a good job and I will buy here again.

Des
Very quick delivery, ordered Thursday arrived Friday. Quality looks good. Prices are way cheaper that your local garden center.
Good size, very happy, quick delivery
GOOD STRONG TREES PLEASED WITH THEM
Incredible price. They're small, but well worth the wait for them to grow.

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