Wet and windy weather on its way so I decided to improve the wind breaker around the red birch tree. The winds off the sea are funnel up the Pojo fjord and come straight through our area. When the tree is a bit bigger and stronger we will be able to take the wind breaker away. I think we will also build up a natural wind breaker of red alder on the lake shore.
A few weeks ago we read an article in the local Espoo newspaper about a birch tree in Matinkyla (near where we live) which had mysteriously turned red. No one is quite sure why this happens, Our own tree comes from a wild birch tree like the one in Matinkyla which morphed into a red birch. It is quite a rare occurrence.