Birches belong to the Finnish summer and scenery. They are used for decoration in Midsummer festivities and in summer weddings or bith day parties etc. Young birch trees stand on both sides of the door to ballroom or by the entrance of house where the celebration is arranged. I love the white stem of the trees. These picture was taken near my work place in Helsinki. The leaves are a little bit yellowish already. on the other side of the path there is a hedge of spruces which is quite common in the country.