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Interesting facts about birch trees

The birch is the national tree of Russia and Finland.

Ancient Siberians hailed it as sacred – calling it the ladder that spanned the gap between heaven and earth.

In Celtic cultures, the birch symbolises growth, renewal, stability, initiation and adaptability because it is highly adaptive and able to sustain harsh conditions with casual indifference.

As a Chinese symbol, Birch is honored for its attributes of protection, communication and rejuvenation.

Further, the best brooms are considered to have Birch branches at the end as they are thought to “sweep away” negative energy.

Birches are also known as ‘pioneer species‘ due to their ability to grow on uncolonized land.