Trees have always held a special significance for me and getting opportunities to spend time with them always seems to guide me back to the correct path and sort out my thoughts. Birch trees are one of my favorites and carry symbolism of strength, renewal, and protection.
As an interesting little tidbit, the inner bark can be used as a pain reliever, and its leaves can relieve arthritis.
Birch aids in fertility, healing, and, and peace.
I won't delve too far into my personal meaning here, perhaps it's something I need to leave with the tree spirits.