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Silver Birch Not Well??

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I suddenly noticed our Silver Birch's leaves were turning brown about 10 days ago and our neighbours isn't and wondered if it's not well. 

 

I've attached a few pics of ours and also the neighbour's which are called neighbour 1 & 2 if anyone could comment would be appreciated!

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S. Birch have been struggling the last few hot summers - they need to move bit closer to Arctic circle in next few hundred years. Plus check yr soil. K

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13 minutes ago, Khriss said:

S. Birch have been struggling the last few hot summers - they need to move bit closer to Arctic circle in next few hundred years. Plus check yr soil. K

Yes drought stress but the roots will be suffering from a fungal attack. It's a short lived tree on my sandy soil and I'm seeing ones younger than I dying.

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@openspaceman clay all round here on ours,  on the Common or by the Rail. They just aint liking this dryness  - god knows why people are reducing them in this weather  🙄  K

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OK ... dryness makes sense as one side near it's base is concrete and the other is hardcore / shingle, the neighbour often uses a sprinkler on his grass under his so gets watered regulary.

 

Cheers for the help!!!

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Last summer noticed load of silver birch along motorway sides  - a55 looked the same thought must be due to drought.

 

Odd thing is ones on waste slate tips in Llanberis seem to survive droughts ok with near  zero soil and looked healthy

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