Silver Birch

A fine example of mature Silver Birch in Hut Glade. However, in most parts of the wood, the density of trees creates tall spindly examples.

As you walk around the wood, birches tend to look like this. Older trees have rougher and darker bark towards the base.

Heather Glade (north of car park) has many birches.

Some of the more spindly examples have been removed:

Dense regeneration of birch along Middle Way led to groves of spindly trees which have been cleared:

Birch is a pioneer species, one of the first trees to recolonise any clear area, and its young shoots with the characteristic triangular leaves can be seen over much of the wood:

Another view of the Hut Glade birch in the autumn sunshine:

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