Downy Birch - Betula pubescens
Also known as the White Birch, European Birch and Hairy Birch, the Downy Birch is common throughout northern Europe and northern Asia.
Downy Birch differs from Silver Birch as it has smooth, downy shoots, as opposed to the hairless and warty ones found on Silver Birch. The bark of the Downy Birch is a dull greyish white, whereas the Silver Birch has striking white papery bark with black fissures. The leaf margins also differ, finely serrated in Downy Birch, coarsely double-toothed in Silver Birch.
The Downy Birch is also notable as being the only species of tree native to Greenland.