The Deadwood is ALIVE! With Silver Birch

It’s sometimes said that wood is most alive when it is dead. In this episode we delve deep into the rotten world of deadwood and discover the fascinating range of creatures that rely on it. We then pick one tree in particular, the stunning Silver Birch for our ‘Native Plant of the Month’.

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Silver Birch

https://ies-ows.jrc.ec.europa.eu/efdac/download/Atlas/pdf/Betula_spp.pdf

https://treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/betula/betula-pendula/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2260870

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/a-z-of-british-trees/silver-birch/

https://www.treeguideuk.co.uk/silver-birch/

https://blog.nationalmuseum.ch/en/2022/03/birch-pitch-humankinds-first-glue/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/feb/01/how-to-make-birch-sap-wine

Silver Birch Wildlife

https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/endromis-versicolora

https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/archiearis-parthenias/

https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/falcaria-lacertinaria/

https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=antiopa

https://fourseasonstreecare.com/tree-care-services/insects-and-diseases/birch-catkin-bug/

http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds6/insectscryptocephalusbeetles.htm

http://www.ukflymines.co.uk/Keys/BETULA.php

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/lesser-redpoll/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/siskin/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/black-grouse/

https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/birch-polypore/

https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/witchs-broom

Silver Birch Cultivation

How to prune a Tree

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/96844/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-fastigiata/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/357447/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-fastigiata-joes-(-jolep-1-pbr)/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/92990/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-youngii/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/97920/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-purpurea/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/288823/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-spider-alley-pbr/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/92577/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-tristis/details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/131897/betula-pendula-subsp-pendula-dalecarlica-ambig/details

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