River Birch

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.

  • Leaves

    Triangular, 1.5-3 inches long, alternate
  • Fruit

    1 inch cones that are brown and upright
  • Flower

    Long, drooping catkins (male), short, upright catkins (female)
  • Bark

    Curls and peels, shiny, pink to brown to gray

Where to find the River Birch