Proud and resplendent in any season birch thrills especially in winter when at sunrise branches are beautifully set out against the sky and low sun in afternoons shows off the elegant shape and magnificent bark.
There are those whose sickness takes the form of wanting to destroy the beautiful. And they have been here again. They tackle a few each year to keep their hand in and let nature know that the uglifiers are in control. Or they may just be trying out the new toys they got for Christmas.