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Species Photograph Gallery

Very similar to silver birch but more upright

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

The bark is usually smoother than silver birch and more coppery in colour in young trees

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

The leaf buds are alternate up the stem

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Like other birch family members it produces catkins in spring

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

As the tree ages the bark becomes more silvery and is easily confused with silver birch but the bark is always smoother than that of its cousin. 

Photograph by: Peter Orchard