Silver Birch (Betula pendula) [4 of 4]

The Silver Birch freely self seeds and establishes itself. In some areas they have to be taken out to stop them dominating and overwhelming other forms of vegetation.

They are one of our native trees and very good for wildlife in general. You could be forgiven for thinking this was an organised plantation but it is not; it is an area on Arne nature reserve where they have been allowed to grow naturally with all the resulting benefits to other wildlife that they bring.

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