Downy Birch

Betula pubescens

This tree, native to northern Europe, Greenland and Iceland, has cracked and shedding bark of a distinctive cream-green color. It is used for food, medicinal purposes, woodworking. Its bark is used for building boats and canoes.
Habitat:
Wet sites in northern latitudes.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree growing to a large oval shape, up to 65 feet high, when given the space, with a single trunk or branches that begin close to the ground.
Presence in US:
CT GA IN MA MD ME MI MT NJ NY OH PA RI VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
BC NS ON