Silver birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree native throughout the UK, which cab reach 30 metres in height, with drooping branches and white bark which sheds layers like tissue paper. Silver birch provides food and habitat for more than 300 insect species and its leaves are an important food for caterpillars.

Did you know: Pollen of the birch tree is responsible for 15-20% of hay fever cases in the northern hemisphere.