hi gerryi have 3 silver birch, 2 of which are about 15ft tall but only 2-3 in diameter, and only produce leaf at the top 3ft or so . can they be coppiced or pollarded?
Birch is not a great tree for coppicing, being a bit unpredictable. Healthy, vigorous trees can often re-sprout, but there are often failures too. The wood is a bit soft, and they are also prone to infection through heavy cuts.