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Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

Description:

The mature bark of a paper birch is white, peeling in papery horizontal strips. Leaves are alternate and egg-shaped, larger towards the base and tapered to a sharp poised tip.

Habitat:

Spotted on the Tamarac Blackbird Drive. Found in part shade, sun, upland forests. Adapts to cooler, moisture conditions that a forest ecology provides.

Notes:

Paper birch is a native tree and is common in Minnesota

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Spotted on Aug 17, 2020
Submitted on Aug 17, 2020

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