4 Apr 2013 | From Klaus of Germany
The postcard shows birches covered in hoar frost in Allgau, Germany. Birch is a broadleaved deciduous hardwood tree. Birch species are generally small to medium-sized trees or shrubs, mostly of temperate climates. The simple leaves are alternate, singly or doubly serrate, feather-veined, petiolate and stipulate. They often appear in pairs, but these pairs are really borne on spur-like, two-leaved, lateral branchlets.