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Birch tree - Downy or Silver?

Observed: 5th October 2012 By: en845
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Tall slim tree with largely silvery bark and thin leaves. Soft hairs on leaves, stems and twigs - Downy birch? Or are hairs present on young twigs in Silver birch too? I think it is a Birch tree but am unsure which and would welcome guidance please.

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Species with which Birch (Betula) interacts