Silver Birch, easy to recognise by its white bark. It needs a lot of light and colonizes abandoned pastures. (Photo F. Padovan)

Species name SILVER BIRCH
Scientific name
Betula alba L.
Micro/macroscopic and physical characteristics
White wood with undifferentiated duramen and sapwood; fine fabric and straight fibre. Specific weight (U=12%) of 0.65.
Use of wood
Wood has little resistance to fungi and insects, easy to work, used for furniture, handicrafts, carving and turning; also used for plywood.