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May 19, 2016 12:27 PM CST
It is now almost the end of May and our River Birch Tree still doesn't have all its leaves. There are still a lot of (don't know what they are called) worm like yellow seedlings hanging from the tree. Is this normal? I'm really beginning to worry as I love this tree.
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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May 19, 2016 12:31 PM CST
We need to know where you live to start with. Gene
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)

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May 19, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Welcome! Roereale.

Yes, location is everything. @Roereale, please take a moment and click on the (little guy) Profile in the upper left corner. Then click on "Change your Public Profile" and enter your location. City/state is best but if nothing else, enter your USDA zone. Then your location will show each time you post.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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May 19, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Welcome to, @Roereale !

None of the birch trees have leafed out yet in my area -- so, if you're pretty far north I'd say it is normal. The fact that it has catkins on it is a good sign that it is happy, I'd say Smiling
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