Yellow Birch

Betula alleghaniensis

This medium-sized, deciduous tree, also called Gray Birch, is native to eastern North America. Its bark is smooth, yellowish-bronze with black scars, and flakes off in horizontal strips. The aromatic inner bark of the tree has the odor and taste of wintergreen.
Habitat:
Streambanks, swampy areas and moist forested slopes.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree to 30 m, trunk straight.
Bloom Time:
Late spring.
Longevity:
May live up to 300 years.
Presence in US:
CT GA IA IL IN KY MA MD ME MI MN NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI TN VA
Presence in Canada:
NB NL NS ON PE QC SPM