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Weeping Silver Birch advice



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i have inherited a beautiful Weeping Silver Birch in the back garden of my house. I think the previous owners have cut it down over time but now it’s a weary sight of dead branches all over the top. 
can anyone help by telling me how to revive this beautiful tree. 
do I cut the top branches off and start again?







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It’s days may be limited as they don’t like heavy pruning as this sets off a cycle of rot pockets. However I would cut off everything that clearly has no life left later in the year, September/October onwards when it’s getting ready for the dormant season. In the short term help it by removing grass around the base, at least 3ft all round, lay plain cardboard down and mulch with well rotted woodchips, maybe some seaweed if you have access to any, bit of manure mixed in possibly.

im sure others with more knowledge than me will be able to add to this 👍

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