river birch tree. plant in 3's or do they split in their own

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grass disaster, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    got some riverbirch from the county. i see these in groups of 3-5 shoots.

    do i need to groop them together or do they branch out on their own?
  2. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Plant singly. They branch on their own.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    If you are doing a large B and B tree, say 2" caliper, then you need to find one that already has the three trunks.

    Otherwise, I've seen them with singular trunks.

  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You know your a plant nerd when you find this hilarious
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  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    I'm shaking my head as well.

    River Birch is a single stemmed tree. River Brch Clumps are individual trees grown in a group.

    A River Birch can be damaged near the ground and grow multiple stems, but it does not have a natural multi-stem growth habit.

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