As part of National Tree Week 2018, students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University's Landscape Architecture department are once again throwing light on the trees that they believe deserve recognition.
Images from www.woodlandtrust.org.uk and www.markseton.co.uk
There are a few things I love about the silver birch:
The leaves make a gorgeous shimmering sound in the wind;
The brightest white of the bark of young trees really pop;
The vertical geometry of a stand of silver birches is very enticing.