Birch trees are deciduous meaning that they lose their leaves each Autumn and it is thought that there are over 60 different species of birch tree and some of them, such as silver birches can grow to incredible heights. If you have a birch tree on your land it is important to ensure that you have its height checked and have it pruned if necessary. In order to do this safely you should enlist the services of a Tree Surgeon Gloucester way.
Here are some interesting facts about Birch trees that you may not be aware of.
- They can reach 30-50 feet as an average with some growing to 80 feet tall. So make sure that you have the details for Geoffrey Urch Tree Surgeon Gloucester way or one local to your area to help keep the height down to a safe level.
- The bark of birch trees can be a number of different colours including white, silver, yellow, grey and black. The bark peels over in long horizontal strips and this is what gives these trees its characteristic look.
- Birch tree roots can affect paths as the roots are very shallow and so do not travel deep down into the soil. This should be considered if you are thinking about planting one of these trees in your garden.
- The fruit of a birch tree is called “samara” and over the course of a year the tree can produce over a million seeds that are dispersed. These seeds along with the bark of the tree are sources of food for rabbits, deer and a number of different bird species.