Betula Utilis Jacquimontil (Himalayan Birch)

Hello,

I'm thinking of planting these trees in a new garden. I have heard that the root system of these trees is very good at lifting paving stones in its vicinity.

Is this true please?

Thanks,


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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,912
    I would think any tree planted right next to paving stones will lift them. They are beautiful trees.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Hello hogweed,

    Distance from birch to paving stones is approx 2 metres. Any advice please. I have thought of digging a trench and putting in a root barrier.
  • I am thinking of putting in a circular root barrier when planting the Himalayan Birch.

    Deeproot manufacture different depth of barrier.

    https://www.deeproot.com/products/root-barrier.html

    Depth
    1. 30 cm
    2. 46 cm
    3. 61 cm
    4. 91.5 cm

    Which do you recommend please? 
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