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What (who) is silver birch - definition

Silver birch; European Birch; European Weeping Birch; European White Birch; Weeping Birch; Betula oycoviensis; Betula szaferi; Silver Birch; Betula verrucosa; Betula aetniensis; Karelian birch; European white birch; European birch; European weeping birch; Weeping birch; Itulatek
  • Foliage coloring in autumn
  • Silver birch has often pendulous twigs, after which the tree has received its scientific name.
  • Tree in winter
  • ''Betula pendula'' in [[Tromsø]] in May, [[Northern Norway]].
  • Tree in autumn
  • A pair of Finnish traditional shoes woven from strips of birch bark
  • Silver birch
  • Birch [[sawfly]] (''[[Craesus septentrionalis]]''<!--[[Nematinae]]<ref>[ EOL]</ref>-->) larvae feeding on silver birch, West Wales, July 2014

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(silver birches, or silver birch)
A silver birch is a tree with a greyish-white trunk and branches.
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¦ noun a birch with silver-grey bark, common on poorer soils to the northern limit of tree growth. [Betula pendula.]
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Land of the silver birch
"Land of the Silver Birch" is a traditional Canadian folk song that dates from the 1920s. The lyrics are sometimes erroneously attributed to Pauline Johnson, perhaps in confusion with her well-known poem, "The Song My Paddle Sings".


Betula pendula

Betula pendula, commonly known as silver birch, warty birch, European white birch, or East Asian white birch, is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae, native to Europe and parts of Asia, though in southern Europe, it is only found at higher altitudes. Its range extends into Siberia, China, and southwest Asia in the mountains of northern Turkey, the Caucasus, and northern Iran. It has been introduced into North America, where it is known as the European white birch or weeping birch and is considered invasive in some states in the United States and parts of Canada. The tree can also be found in more temperate regions of Australia.

The silver birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree that owes its common name to the white peeling bark on the trunk. The twigs are slender and often pendulous and the leaves are roughly triangular with doubly serrate margins and turn yellow and brown in autumn before they fall. The flowers are catkins and the light, winged seeds get widely scattered by the wind. The silver birch is a hardy tree, a pioneer species, and one of the first trees to appear on bare or fire-swept land. Many species of birds and animals are found in birch woodland, the tree supports a wide range of insects and the light shade it casts allows shrubby and other plants to grow beneath its canopy. It is planted decoratively in parks and gardens and is used for forest products such as joinery timber, firewood, tanning, racecourse jumps, and brooms. Various parts of the tree are used in traditional medicine and the bark contains triterpenes, which have been shown to have medicinal properties.

Examples of use of silver birch
1. Bright buoys and fishing lures dangle from silver birch trees.
2. Surrounded by silver birch in an fall shower of gold.
3. Members want to replace it with a silver birch or London plane.
4. Official visitors approach the house down a short drive lined with silver birch and saddle stones.
5. As well as Royal Auclair, he has Cornish Rebel (11st 7lb), Le Roi Miguel (11st 5lb), Eurotrek (11st 2lb), Silver Birch (10st 10lb) and Le Duc (10st 8lb).