Vergleich Fagaceae + Betulaceae
Roots penetrate deep into the soil Hardly connect to the soil a "plate" root taking
Does not exhaust the soil/tends to improve it hold of the soil superficially.
Do well on lime/avoid really acid soils.
Pliny: the coast of
Washed out by floods/pushed by the wind taking Plants hardly grow near birches.
large islands with them, holding them with Pioneer plant (abandoned houses/graveled areas/waste land/moor).
their roots/floating upright in balance.
In their shade only grasses grow. Cool climate.
Bark used as paper substitute. (enthält K)
Grow in warm regions
Is home and food for many insects and animals Trunk is lofty/bends tot the wind/opens to surrounding space
Has a relation with wine (stopper for bottles/casks) Venus/spring (pollinates early = allergenic)/
Bark thick/used to make ink/medicine
Hardly animal life