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Red birch

December 1, 2011

I love this very special tree in the Botanical Garden in Aarhus. This is a Chinese Red Birch (Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis).

The Danish name is “Kobber Birk” (Translation: Copper Birch).

The pink-bloomed bark is so unusual and beautiful!

34 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2011 4:18 pm

    Wow! I’ll say!!! Love how you chose to photograph this!


  2. December 1, 2011 4:55 pm

    Flott bilde med klare og tydelige detaljer. Kobber-gjørk eller rød bjørk har jeg ikke hørt om før…
    Men, hvis en fjerner det hvite neverlaget på bjørka har laget under samme farge som denne…
    Ha en flott …vinterkveld….Truels!


  3. December 1, 2011 5:47 pm

    What a beautiful tree. Lovely image.


  4. December 1, 2011 7:11 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a red birch before! Very pretty!


  5. December 2, 2011 1:07 am

    Beautiful. We have lovely white birches here. Just imagine a candy-cane forest with alternate red and white birches.


    • December 5, 2011 3:45 pm

      I would like to see – and photgraph! – a forest with these birches too!


  6. December 2, 2011 7:03 am

    Interesting and beautiful. The thick black border enhances your photo. -I was just about to urge you to go there again and take a sharper picture – until I clicked on it and saw the large version. The image scaling in wordpress is not the best possible….


  7. December 2, 2011 9:25 am

    great texture and colours 🙂


  8. December 2, 2011 12:50 pm

    Beautiful birch bark, I can see why you like it so much.


  9. December 2, 2011 4:55 pm

    Love this photo! it’s almost an abstract and the colors are gorgeous. Great shot! 🙂


  10. December 2, 2011 9:01 pm

    En veldig artig sak, både en abstraksjon og samtidig et bilde av naturen sik den er. Bra.


  11. December 3, 2011 9:22 am

    Hip hip horray : I’m here !!!

    Who blieves writting a comment or fouling around in some weblogs can be a very succesfull job !!!

    This photo from that beautiful tree specially in your camera’s close up is very fantastic . A kind of autumnal colors makes it perfect .

    I saw that cloudy paradise .. It seems sky is coming to earth ! Lovely .

    Have a good day .


    • December 5, 2011 3:49 pm

      C’est la vie,this is life – reading your comments and your posts from Iran, Farnaz 😉


  12. December 3, 2011 6:35 pm

    I have never seen–nor heard of–a red birch until now. Thank you for introducing her to the world.


  13. December 6, 2011 8:06 am

    Cool photo. I have not heard from this species. Thank You presenting it.


  14. December 8, 2011 9:36 pm

    A very beautiful still life and lovely shot. So many variations in shades ! I did not know of this kind of birch tree. There are my favourite trees with the larch trees.


  15. December 17, 2011 10:27 pm

    I grew up with white birches in New York but I never knew there was a species elsewhere with red bark. Live and learn.

    Steve Schwartzman


  16. December 26, 2011 10:00 pm

    Very interesting subject, thank you for putting up.


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