TQ2586 : Birch bark

taken 10 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Birch bark
Birch bark
There are many silver birch trees on this part of West Heath: they thrive in the acid soil. Birch bark has been used since very early times as a form of parchment in Northern Europe and in North America. Surviving birch bark documents found in the excavations of ancient Novgorod, for example, have given archaeologists a very full picture of what life was like there in mediaeval times. See LinkExternal link
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TQ2586, 182 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 February, 2008
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 257 866 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.8613N 0:11.2318W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 257 866
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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