Birch

Birch

Observation - Birch - UK and Ireland. Description: Isolated small birch growing in damp area (abandoned sports ground - at least it's labelled as a sports ground on the map - now it's dominated by rushes). Too small for me to be confident of an ID based on habit, but I think that the hairy twigs and leaf

Isolated small birch growing in damp area (abandoned sports ground - at least it's labelled as a sports ground on the map - now it's dominated by rushes). Too small for me to be confident of an ID based on habit, but I think that the hairy twigs and leaf shape indicate downy birch.