Sunday, May 2, 2010

HortiCOOLture - Interesting Tree Bark

Layers of peeling bark on a birch tree

This is an interesting bark display on a birch tree which I see often as I walk to Starbucks on most mornings.   For this tree, the peeling bark coupled with its soft earth-tone coloration is definitely its most distinctive feature.   I wonder what variety of birch tree this is.

1 comment:

Joe Hilby said...

I believe it's a River Birch.
I've just been trying to reseach what it is myself by looking at pictures on Google. Unfortunantely, one in my yard has only one or two branchs that are budding. Maybe "Iron Chlorosis"?

Don't mean to steal your thread; yes, they are beautiful trees.

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