If you have an area in your landscape that has soil that is intermittently soggy and other small trees or shrubs have failed in this damp soil, you may want to try planting a Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch, which can tolerate wet soils. Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch is a smaller ornamental tree that grows to a mature size of 12-15 feet tall and wide, and has a lot of stem density that provides pretty good screening even after the leaves drop int he fall.
Because Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch is by its nature a chubby butter ball, be sure to allow space for it to spread to the sides and choose a location that has plenty of sunlight for the best vigor and appearance. Acidic to neutral soils are preferred by Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch, which happily are virtually immune to attack by the bronze birch borers.
I’m pretty sure if you have a nice Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch in your yard, it will catch the eyes of friends and neighbors, and will be a conversation feature of your landscape.