I acquired this tree as a seedling in a plastic coffee cup in 1987 with a few others sadly they have long since passed away, birches can suddenly go just like that, so I am keeping my
fingers crossed that this twin trunks Sôju planting will survive. The trunks are nicely maturing now with silver bark and the leaf growth this year has been brilliant and it has really got going.No longer one of those twigs in a pot as my wife used to call them. So I have been rather chuffed as they say that it came First in our Tree of the Month competition at our local bonsai club in the winter in the novices class for a deciduous tree in winter and again this month for a tree in summer leaf. I won’t mention how few trees entered on those two occasions.