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Is this a birch?

Posted by NancyPolon Zone 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 12:43

I have several of these trees in the yard of the house I just moved into. They're kind of out control and in odd places. Also, the leaves seem to get eaten/attacked almost as soon as they form. Does anyone know if this is a birch and if so, what kind?
Thank you,

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RE: Is this a birch?

Closer view of leaves

RE: Is this a birch?

Not a birch. Some variety of Elm?

RE: Is this a birch?

  • Posted by aswhad belgium-europe (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 6:18

Was thinking Elm (ulmus) also.

Here is a link that might be useful: google photo's

RE: Is this a birch?

i have hundreds of siberian elm seedlings scattered over 5 acres ...

they are not favorable trees in any sense ... weak wooded.. horrible crotch angles .. and subject storm damage ... especially ice

nothing of value here.. for you to retain ... especially if you have SEVERAL ... in a small suburban yard..


Here is a link that might be useful: 7 and 8th pic in particular ...

RE: Is this a birch?

Thank you - that's what it is. I think these grew from unattended seedlings. I've now noticed them everywhere :(

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