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Water Birch

Betula nigra


These must be paper birch, but I'm not sure. They don't have the long white bark. Does anyone know if this is a paperbark maple?

1 Species ID Suggestions

KimSerno 10 years ago
River birch
Betula nigra

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MaryEvans2 10 years ago

We have trees close to here that look very similar to these. Will have post photos to see if they are the same. Love how the park peels in what is paper-like pieces. The chickadees and house finches tend to hang out in the ones here.

DavidMroczkowski 10 years ago

Thanks, KimSerno.

KimSerno 10 years ago

Betula nigra*

KimSerno 10 years ago

It's not a maple. The buds appear alternate (a maple's would be opposite). I think it's a river birch, Betula nigta

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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