Birch is considered, by many to be a feminine tree.
The Deities related to Birch are mainly that of love and the Goddess of fertility. The Birch is among one of the first trees to show its leaf in Springtime Eostre/Ostara, the Celtic goddess of Spring was celebrated in festivities and dancing around and through the birch tree between the Spring Equinox and Beltane. Birch twigs have been traditionally used to make besoms and brooms .
Maypoles were often made from birch Trees
As well as this birch wreaths would often be given to lovers as gifts.