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This tree had rather small leaves. The shape of the leaves reminded me of an aspen, except that these had small ridges while the quaking aspen leaves were smooth along the edges. The bark was mostly white and appeared to peal in horizontal lines along the trunk every so often. I cannot help but think of the poem "Birches" by Robert Frost. I wonder if the type of Birch tree he describes in the poem is different? Because in the poem he describes them as having flexible branches. Are these flexible as well? I will have to test it.

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Paper Birch - Photo (c) marie, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Marie Studer
chimeravo's ID: Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Posted by chimeravo over 4 years ago (Flag)
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birches - Photo (c) L S, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
richard_olmstead's ID: birches (Genus Betula)

There are several species of birch that have papery bark that peels in strips. This may be B. papyrifera, but it isn't possible to tell from the photo.

Posted by richard_olmstead over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Paper Birch - Photo (c) marie, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Marie Studer
chimeravo's ID: Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)
birches - Photo (c) L S, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: birches (Genus Betula)
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