Common Name: Paper Birch, White Birch Latin Name: Betula papyrifera Family: Betulaceae Size: Up to 65 ft tall. Averagely 45 ft. Shape: The tree can grow tall with a single trunk, or can grow in a cluster.
Trunk: The trunk is white with peeling bark. The new growth is red.
Wood: The wood is favored for firewood. Although its on the soft side of hardwood.
Branches: The branches grow in a redish color until they mature and become white.
Description: This tree is a very popular choice for residents. It is very attractive when mature. The birch trees are prone to the birch borer and the birch leaf minor.