In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Pollen studies by scientists have revealed that both of the island chains were once covered in dense woodlands of birch, alder, willow, hazel, rowan and aspen.
- The total of the 10 lots listed was 788 oaks, over 350 alders and birches, over 230 holly, and over 120 ash.
- The picture is then traced onto the boards, using a pointer or toothed wheel, and marked out with cones from the alder tree or with coffee beans.
- The train passes mature hardwood maple, beech, yellow birch, hickory and American linden trees, and softwood alders and willows weeping over a calm pond.
- Trees which are especially suited for erosion control include varieties of birch, cedar, alder, fir, pine and redwood.
- The native trees planted include oak, ash, birch, alder, hazel, yew, and Scots pine.
- Stunted forms of tree species such as dwarf birch, alder, arctic willow, white spruce, black spruce, tamarack, least willow, net-veined willow and blue-green willow grow here.
- Birds nest in them, and bring in seeds of other trees like alders and oaks.
- For the first time in 2,000 years, Scots pine, alder, birch, hazel, holly, and mountain ash are set to reclaim a large swath of the Scottish Highlands.
- The landscape's rustic tone is anticipated as visitors approach along a nearly mile-long driveway lined with redwood, alder, fir and madrone trees.
- Just 14 acrres of broadleaf woodland remain, including oak, ash, alder and birch and several large yew trees.
- The River Derwent was brown and high, ducks sheltered in eddies, and little birds flitted from alder to willow to alder.
- Much of the weed was cleared out to allow easy angling, though plenty of silver birch, rowan, alder, sycamore and pine remain to provide a scenic backdrop.
- Apple, willow, birch, poplar, citrus, alder and maple are varieties we have used.
- In Prussia the coal of the alder, limetree, poplar, elder, willow, hemp, and hazel is used for powder.
- The mouths of side streams also attract fish - more so if there is some overhead cover from willows, alders or some other trees.
- Oak and hazel were probably dominant, but with an intermixture of other species, including birch, alder - a tree of wetlands - ash and elm, which varied regionally.
- Everything would be awash in pale yellow-green with cattails on the alders, and the maples trailing green seed plumes.
- The newly planted trees include oak, ash, Scots pine, yew, birch and alder.
- The most suitable trees for bulbs and tubers are alder, ash, birch, cherry / Japanese cherry, oak and fruit trees.
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