The Paper Birch or White Birch, is a common tree across the entirety of North America. Its bark is strikingly white and is easy to spot in a forest or landscaping. It's bark is less flaky than other birch trees but its leaves turn a saturated yellow in Autumn. These birches grow well just above water line slightly away from river banks but can tolerate moist soils. These images were taken in zip code 53554.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 50-70'
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera