River Birch (Betula nigra)

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Forest Types: So. Riverine


Bark peeling, papery, pinkish; leaves alternate, doubly toothed; growing east of the Great Plains in riverbottoms.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: In riverbottoms and creek beds when growing naturally; often planted in other settings; growing east of the Great Plains.

Stature: 60-75 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with an irregular crown.

Leaves: Simple; alternate; egg-shaped or rhomboid; doubly toothed; pointed at the tips; hairy below.

Bark: Pinkish; peeling and papery.

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Betula nigra

Betula nigra

Betula nigra

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