downy birch

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Noun1.downy birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branchesdowny birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
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The trees include dogwood, guelder rose, downy birch, alder, and willow which will be planted along with hedgerows of hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel.
"Sessile oak, downy birch, rowan, hazel, wild cherry - even the names are beautiful," said Gillian, Wales' national poet "Already the first leaves are opening.
There are six varieties planted - hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly and goat willow.
These botanicals, endemic to the Scottish island, are apple mint, sweet chamomile, creeping thistle, downy birch, elder, gorse, hawthorn, heather, juniper, lady's bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, red clover, spearmint, sweet cicely, bog myrtle (sweet gale), tansy, water mint, white clover, wild thyme, and wood sage.
Further investigation might have revealed that it wasn't a bird to blame for the tattooing, however, but a chap called Jim Mann tapping away at the 150 downy birch trees in preparation for harvesting their sap to turn into syrup.
We tested this hypothesis by comparing the size of annual shoots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), downy birch (Betula pubescens), and Norway spruce (Picea abies) along a distance gradient from supplementary feeding stations.
They are being replaced by native species ranging from downy birch to oak.
The minister planted a downy birch tree before being accompanied by owner Mark Sillars on a tour around the farm.