|#1 When is the appropriate time to prune a River Birch?
#2 I am looking to plant a shade tree that has deep roots and little or no
|Because of the threat of birch borers you'll want to avoid pruning in the summer months. Late winter or early spring when the borers are not active is the best time to prune your birch trees. For a shade tree try Trident maple, red maple, Katsura, Hornbeam, hawthorn or magnolia.|