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Hedgerow trees and shrubs in winter

Observed: 23rd December 2009 By: bill riley
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Silver Birch 1
Silver Birch 2
Silver Birch 3
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Silver Birch (Betula pendula) interacts


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Silver Birch ID notes.

I failed to add notes on the above.

Buds opposed in pairs, with a few hairs, long and narrow (6mm), >4 scales, Catkins frequent,

Stems thin and whipy, brown to black brown in twigs, distinct silver bark on trunk with many dark fissures.

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watch out for downy birch

watch out for downy birch too, it can be tricky to tell from silver birch

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I have difficulty in identifying many trees in winter so your pictures are very useful but could you put 'buds' and 'stems' or 'twigs' in the tag box as well to help with searching. Thanks.