Titel: SV: Translation help
Skrivet av: KG Hammarlund skrivet 2020-02-20, 21:37
Thank you, Don, for sharing the newspaper cutting! About birch trees (Björklund is, as you surely know, literally 'birch grove'): Umeå is often called 'the town of the birch trees'. The birch trees were originally planted as fire protection - if the streets were lined with trees with fresh foilage, it would be harder for the fire to spread. They also helped containing the fire of 1888 or the whole town may have disappeared. Today there are over 2,000 birch trees in the city centre.