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James1

  • Joined Jul 2015
Alder cuttings
« on: March 03, 2016, 07:12:50 am »
Hi, over the years we have been planting willow on some wet land that we have and most have taken really well. I was wondering if alder and possibly silver birch can be grown in the same way as willow by just sticking cuttings in the ground? Many thanks for any information.
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Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: Alder cuttings
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 08:23:39 pm »
......I was wondering if alder and possibly silver birch can be grown in the same way as willow by just sticking cuttings in the ground?......
I wouldn't have thought they would.
If you have seedling birches popping up on you land, you could replant them.

ramon

  • Joined Feb 2014
Re: Alder cuttings
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 09:38:05 pm »
Most trees can be propagated from cuttings..  Probably best to use rooting powder on cuttings from birch and alder and the success rate will be less than with willow. Worth giving it a go though.

James1

  • Joined Jul 2015
Re: Alder cuttings
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 06:53:59 am »
Thank you all for your advice.

 

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