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I have several mature silver birch trees and the bark on them is dirty looking, any way I can restore them to the peeling clean papier charm??


  • Just take a strong cloth and soapy water and rub the bark and that restores them.

  • A soft brush and soapy water. image

    Some recommend using a Karcher, but I'd be loathe to do that to a tree.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ok will try the cloth but the Karcher does seem a bit harsh…I agree. Thank you x

  • del 12del 12 Posts: 21

    funny you say about a karcher was but on the local new about 2 weeks ago they were getting ready to put the xmas light in the sliver birch trees in a woodland and they did used a pressure washer to clean the bark down and done very good job without too much damage and now lights are up looks amazing from the photos we saw last week 

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