The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. A non-profit-making company limited by guarantee. Post by paul hannam » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:07 pm. Twigs are smooth, and have small dark warts. River birch (Betula nigra) belongs in the category, "Beautiful Trees for Someone Else's Yard." Birch woods (which may include downy or silver birch, or both) have a light, open canopy, providing the perfect conditions for grasses, mosses, wood anemones, bluebells, wood sorrel and violets to grow.Silver birch provides food and habitat for more than 300 insect species – the leaves attracting aphids which provide food for ladybirds and other species further up the food chain. I have a Silver Birch outside my office window It is that close it actually touches the glass. Trees add structure and drama to a garden but their size and potential to cause nuisance or damage means they can sometimes be a worry. When mature they can reach 30m in height, forming a light canopy with elegant, drooping branches. Seedlings grow best in association with fly agaric fungus – look out for red-and-white-spotted toadstools around mature trees. Tree disputes are one of the most common types of issues between neighbours. Silver birch is a striking deciduous tree. Do we have any rights on getting these trees removed? Birch's seed dispersal mechanism is an ideal subject for the amateur equipped … When mature these trees can reach 30m in height. To humans, they can be a nuisance,” Andersen adds. we didnt realise how messy these trees are before we moved here. “To the tree, those shoots are a method to endure damage. Look out for: its bark, which is white, and its triangular-shaped leaves.Identified in winter by: bark that is white year-round and twigs that are rough to the touch. Types of mushroom in the UK: common identification guide, Top tips for an eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas, Staying safe in our woods during the pandemic, Take part in our Nature's Calendar survey. 1982873. Thats true maybe it will be worth involving the insurers, I'll look into it again. Keep in touch with the nature you love without having to leave the house. We live on a corner plot , the road which runs up the side of the house has got four well established birch tress , two of them are very close to our property . As the trees mature, the bark develops dark, diamond-shaped fissures. There is also a huge crack on our extension wall, directly opposite a birch tree that is less than a meter away but again they are saying we would have to take down the extension to prove the roots are doing the damage. Shake the bag vigorously to knock loose the papery, winged seeds. Over 70 species found in the UK, from all the native trees to the common non-natives. You MUST read the disclaimer (below) BEFORE using the forum. 3 days ago I thought I was coming down with another cold. Images © protected Woodland Trust. There is empirical evidence which points to toxicity from pollen and vapour given off by the common silver birch tree, Betula pendula. People plant them for quick shade and they get it -- along with problems they hadn't expected. 2296645), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Woodland Trust. Silver birch wood is of little commercial value in Britain because the trees don’t grow as large as they do in other parts of Europe. The problem is when we called the insurers they said for them to look at it they would have to put it on record that they were investigating subsidence and that this would effect our insurance in any future quotes as we would have to declare this. we didnt realise how messy these trees are before we moved here. After successful pollination (by wind), female catkins thicken and change colour to a dark crimson. Delivery is free. The biggest problem these trees are causing is the mess the seeds are making inside our house, these seem to fall off around summer time when we need the windows open , They are all over the house even in the beds!! by Treeman » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:42 am, Post Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo. Registered in England No. They're popular here in the South because they're native, grow fast, develop handsome flaking bark, and don't fall victim to all the borers, bugs, and diseases other birches do. Seedlings grow best in association with fly agaric fungus – look out for red-and-white-spotted toadstools around mature trees. Its leaves are small and triangular-shaped with a toothed edge. by Treeman » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:10 pm, Post Autumn leaf identification quiz: can you identify these 10 trees? Woodland Trust (Enterprises) Limited, registered in England (No. Haven't long had the nasty one that's been doing the rounds. 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