Week 20: City of Birches

22 May, 2011

Tags: umeå, weekly photo

It's amazing what happens when all the birches get leaves during the late spring. Nothing, then nothing and then after just a few days it's completely green outside.

The reason why Umeå is called the city of birches has to do with that many birches were planted after the big fire in 1888 as a way to prevent fires from spreading.

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