Gray Birch

Betula populifolia

This tree, also called Fire Birch, Old-Field Birch or White Birch, is native to North America and prefers to grow in dry upland soils. This small deciduous tree is characterized by multiple trunks with chalky, grayish-white bark and slender drooping branches. Its flexible wood makes good firewood and is used to make spools.
Habitat:
Grows in wet and dry areas.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous, small tree growing rapidly up to 9 m tall, with multiple trunks, droopy branches.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
CT DE IL IN MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON PE QC