Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

This native tree, also called White Birch or Canoe Birch is often planted for its black-etched, white bark. While it is amazingly versatile for human uses, it is a valuable food source for wildlife including yellow-bellied sapsuckers, whose sap wells are subsequently used by red squirrels and hummingbirds.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, can grow to 70 feet and may have multiple trunks as a result of browsing by wildlife.
Presence in US:
AK CO CT IA ID IL IN ME MA MD ME MI MN MT NC ND NH NJ NY OH OR PA RI SD TN VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB NB NL NS NT ON QC PE SK YT