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Old July 18th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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White and yellow birch trees are pioneer species (these are the trees that are generally the first to start growing in an area that has been affected by some action such as harvesting, fire, wind damage, etc) that can be found alongside most highways. For a common species such as a birch, I would take a drive outside the city along a side road with a piece of burlap and a shovel in the trunk and find a little birch that you like and dig it up (just not on private land!!) and take it home.

Early spring or mid-autumn are generally the best time to plant trees; however, with some care you can plant in the heat of summer and still have a tree that survives.
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