Woody tree/shrub in woodland heath clearing

Woody tree/shrub in woodland heath clearing

Observation - Woody tree/shrub in woodland heath clearing - UK and Ireland. Description: Both sides of the leaf, the petioles and the stem are covered in downy hairs. Looked like a small sapling of some kind. I at first thought downy birch but I think the leaf shape is wrong.

Both sides of the leaf, the petioles and the stem are covered in downy hairs. Looked like a small sapling of some kind. I at first thought downy birch but I think the leaf shape is wrong.