birch

Biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015.

Betula, berk, birch
Do not pick plants from the streets.

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Body: In spring cleansing sap can to tapped. Young leaves are dried and used in detox teas.
Parts used: young leaves, sap.
Do not use plants from polluted areas.

Soil: Birch is a pioneer species.
It is a good phytoremediation tree.
Extracts heavy metals from the soil.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25174420

Paintings will be made with the plants and will be shown on the finissage, on august 30.
More info about Biophilia cracks.

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