Heritage river birch  (Betula nigra 'Cully')  Zones 4–9    This multi-stemmed tree develops an irregular crown. Deciduous leathery green leaves turn yellow in fall; salmon-white to brownish peeling bark. Grows 40–60 feet high and wide; prefers moist, acid soil and partial shade.

Fast-Growing Shade Trees

Heritage river birch (Betula nigra 'Cully') Zones 4–9 This multi-stemmed tree develops an irregular crown. Deciduous leathery green leaves turn yellow in fall; salmon-white to brownish peeling bark. Grows 40–60 feet high and wide; prefers moist, acid soil and partial shade.

Birch trees have yellow to golden fall foliage color. The bark on some varieties is a nice bonus, carrying over interest into the winter. River birch and paper birch are both valued for their exfoliating bark: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/fallfoliagetrees/a/fall_foliage4.htm

Birch Trees Offer Multi-Season Interest

Birch trees have yellow to golden fall foliage color. The bark on some varieties is a nice bonus, carrying over interest into the winter. River birch and paper birch are both valued for their exfoliating bark: http://landscaping.about.com/cs/fallfoliagetrees/a/fall_foliage4.htm

River Birch Trees: This picture shows the fall foliage color of paper birch tree. Look into Young's weeping birch, smaller than regular

Birch Trees Offer Multi-Season Interest

River Birch Trees: This picture shows the fall foliage color of paper birch tree. Look into Young's weeping birch, smaller than regular

Birch bark is used for a variety of purposes, from making jewelry to building canoes. Many people enjoy working with this type of wood due to its versatility, water resistance and rot resistance. However, birch bark needs softening to make working with it easier. Once the bark softens, it is more pliable -- making it ideal for weaving projects and...

How Do I Soften Birch Bark

Birch bark is used for a variety of purposes, from making jewelry to building canoes. Many people enjoy working with this type of wood due to its versatility, water resistance and rot resistance. However, birch bark needs softening to make working with it easier. Once the bark softens, it is more pliable -- making it ideal for weaving projects and...

If you have a spot with wet soil, a birch tree may be the perfect solution. Here are 12 species and cultivars of birch trees.: Cherry Birch

Moist Soil? Try One of These Birch Trees

If you have a spot with wet soil, a birch tree may be the perfect solution. Here are 12 species and cultivars of birch trees.: Cherry Birch

Dakota Pinnacle Birch - Slender and upright in it’s form, and very uniform in growth habit, Dakota Pinnacle Birch is extremely hardy, thriving in climate zones 3 to 7 and tolerant of many soil types including those with alkaline pH.  Growing quickly to a mature size of 30′-35′ tall by 8′-10′ wide, Pinnacle becomes an eye catching feature of the landscape as its bark changes from brown in youth to a striking white.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch - Slender and upright in it’s form, and very uniform in growth habit, Dakota Pinnacle Birch is extremely hardy, thriving in climate zones 3 to 7 and tolerant of many soil types including those with alkaline pH. Growing quickly to a mature size of 30′-35′ tall by 8′-10′ wide, Pinnacle becomes an eye catching feature of the landscape as its bark changes from brown in youth to a striking white.

WINTER TWIG IDENTIFICATION;    These are for British trees, but their North American equivalents look similar.    LOVE WINTER TWIGS! ID challenge extravaganza!

WINTER TWIG IDENTIFICATION; These are for British trees, but their North American equivalents look similar. LOVE WINTER TWIGS! ID challenge extravaganza!

Classic Ornamental Tree will Beautify Your Landscape - It is easy to understand why the 'Heritage' River Birch is such a popular tree. - Resistant to Common Birch Diseases - Fast growing (up to 2-3 feet a year). - Adapts to various soil types. - Quick source of shade with unique peeling bark This distinctive tree is easy to grow and can be found...

Heritage River Birch

Classic Ornamental Tree will Beautify Your Landscape - It is easy to understand why the 'Heritage' River Birch is such a popular tree. - Resistant to Common Birch Diseases - Fast growing (up to 2-3 feet a year). - Adapts to various soil types. - Quick source of shade with unique peeling bark This distinctive tree is easy to grow and can be found...

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