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Silver Birch... (Betula pendula (Silver birch))

Arrived in a container 18 years ago as a 3ins sapling, now a very handsome tree! !



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It is indeed a lovely tree.

19 Nov, 2018

 

Thank you Angie for showing this handsome tree...

20 Nov, 2018

 

It is lovely at all times of the year I love the new bright green foliage in the spring ..

20 Nov, 2018

 

I do agree Amy, although they play havoc with my allergies, I love them!
Thanks Siris and Meadow, since the alterations we can see more of it now!

20 Nov, 2018

 

Beautiful tree! My three saplings are doing well this year. I hope I’m around to see them get half this height!

20 Nov, 2018

 

I agree about the allergies Angela it's a nightmare also one year we had millions of tiny caterpillars hanging off the leaves ,goodness knows what they were ..

21 Nov, 2018

 

There is loads of info on www.treesforlife.co.uk including this:
Birches support a large community of insects and other invertebrates, with 334 species known to feed on them - more than any other trees native to Scotland, except for oaks and willows. These include the caterpillars of the pebble hook-tip moth (Drepana falcataria) and the Kentish glory moth (Endromis versicolora). The invertebrates in turn are food for various bird species, whilst other birds such as the siskin (Carduelis spinus) feed on the seeds in autumn.

Birches are incredible trees, I adore them! :)

21 Nov, 2018

 

Karen thanks for all that information.....I really had no idea....they do grow very quickly, you will have plenty of time to enjoy them..

25 Nov, 2018



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