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Tree Portraits, The Pioneer Birch

This is one of a set of twelve cards.
Each card gives information about the tree, but it does more than that, it tells the story of the tree; it's uses it's folklore, and untimately, it's character.

I am always the first tree to colonise any open sward. If there is a way to live and grow, be
sure that I will find it. Take my twigs for toothbrushes, or tie them to make besom brooms; I
cannot say if they are ever used for transport!
I drive out evil spirits. Perhaps that is why I am the cane of choice for headmasters, but
gentler souls more prone to warm diplomacy will use my sap for wine.
My bark I give you easily and painlessly for all your complex needs – repelling rain, or
serving as a message-board, or even, if you boil it, as a glue. Meanwhile, as you find things
for me to do, I will be moving on, to find new soil to set my roots into.  

(printed of FSC approved card)

Store DownToTheWood
Tags greetings, newforest, tree, card, greetingscard, pioneer, birch
Categories Tree Cards
Price 1.99 GBP
Condition New
Open Listing with OpenBazaar