"Dakota Fargo" Betula Birch tree #357809 - Ask Extension


"Dakota Fargo" Betula Birch tree #357809

Asked August 29, 2016, 6:19 PM EDT

There were three of these birch trees behind the Snyder building at the arboretum. They appeared stressed last summer and they are now cut down and gone. What happened? Short lifespan? Disease? Insect? I had planned to use them but now wonder. Thank you Stan Kolden 763-545-6640

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

I have not come across anything negative about the Dakota Pinnacle birch tree. They are really great trees and have a terrific form.

Questions specific to the Arboretum are best directed to the Arboretum as there could be several reasons for removing these trees (new construction, new planting, expansion, etc.) Here is the main number: 952-443-1400. Please let them know that Julie Weisenhorn in Extension referred you to them (just so they don't refer you back to me).

Julie Weisenhorn Replied August 30, 2016, 11:59 AM EDT

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