Birch trees in autumn, Drammen, Norway
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Shades of autumn. Birch trees, Drammen, Norway
Norway is home to many beautiful natural features, and birch forests are one of them. Surrounded by the 'silver forests' and situated within the embrace of the fjords, Drammen, a city in Norway, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Birch trees flourish at high altitudes, making them a natural fit for the mountainous region. When summer passes and autumn takes over, birch leaves transform into a mosaic of gold and crimson in stark contrast to the slender trunks and pale bark. This striking seasonal change may be part of why birch trees are associated with new beginnings and renewal. These trees aren't just for looks, they provide habitat and sustenance for wildlife, and can be used for firewood and in construction.