The river birch is a popular shade and ornamental tree that thrives in wet environments. It is the most widespread birch tree in the U.S. They can be found along the Great Lawn's perimeter and near Turtle Pond.
LeavesTriangular, 1.5-3 inches long, alternate
Fruit1 inch cones that are brown and upright
FlowerLong, drooping catkins (male), short, upright catkins (female)
BarkCurls and peels, shiny, pink to brown to gray