Silver Birch from Seed Progression

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Opening this thread up to keep track of the progress this silver birch makes.

April 6th 2019 seeds beginning to sprout
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January 2020
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April 2020 nebari beginning to take shape on one of the strongest seedlings
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August 2020 before and after sacrific branch chop
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December 2020 after two more major chops
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April 2021 2 years after sprouting the progress is quite fast, going to let it grow wild until mid summer then cut back
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Birch....a very fascinating tree really. You've found your skills with this species. I admire the trees in the wild. It will be good to witness your success on the path with Birch trees.
 

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Birch....a very fascinating tree really. You've found your skills with this species. I admire the trees in the wild. It will be good to witness your success on the path with Birch trees.
I definitely admire them in the wild too just thought I’d experiment with trying to create a miniature version... using trial and error I still have a few more from the same batch but this is the best one by far.
 

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A little update on this birch that’s growing vigorously.

Been using 25-5-10 fertiliser seems to have really boosted the growth and thickness of the trunk.

Picture 1 - shows massively elongated growth which is good for thickening the trunk.
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Picture 2 - April 2021
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Picture 3 - June 2021 massively thicker with lots of healing taking place over an old cut.
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