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Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

Birch trees with silver-grey bark that are a common sight in Nailsea, include the slender Silver Birch. This tree and many of its close relatives are able to survive in very cold climates. The Birch is the national tree of Finland and its habitat extends to Greenland and the Arctic. Birch belongs to the Betulaceae, the family that includes the hazel and the alder. Birch is one of the ‘pioneer’ species that establishes itself on bare or poor soil that…

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