This is one of the birch trees I had to take down because I extended my house and this was too close to it. It’s a young tree self seeded. I still have one at the back of the garden.
This is in April/May when the new leaves have opened and the catkins are hanging. I loved this tree as it was so perfect. This is for you Al – Next Spring I’ll get an aspen in new leaf if I’m over in Minnesota – unless anyone uploads one before then. Best seen enlarged.