River Birch

Betula nigra (N.C. Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox)
River birch is a native deciduous, upright, flowering tree with cinnamon-brown, exfoliating bark and yellow fall foliage that tends to drop off the tree early and quickly. A member of the Betulaceae (birch) family, it is the only native birch that does well in low elevations of the South.

River Birch (U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service)
River birch is used mainly for local enterprises such as the manufacture of inexpensive furniture, basket hoops, and turned articles. Strength of the wood makes it suitable for the manufacture of artificial limbs and children’s toys.

River Birch (Virginia Tech Dendrology)
Learn to identify river birch by its leaf, flower, fruit, twig, bark and form.