|Grid reference||ST 14720 78936|
|Common name||Weeping silver birch|
|Origin||Europe & N. Asia|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||6M September 2015|
|Girth||93cm September 2015|
This tree is a few yards south west of the northerly playground.
General tree description
Betula pendula 'Youngii' is a weeping variety of the common Silver birch (Betula pendula). It has a slender trunk and thin, spreading branches. The bark is smooth and white, developing contrasting dark cracks and fissures with age. The leaves are exactly like the species - blue-green, sharply cut, diamond shaped, turning golden yellow in autumn. The flowers are greenish catkins that appear in spring.