River Birch tree.  Grows fast and large and sheds it's bark. Pretty but messy.  Don't plant too close to the house.  It's roots can spread very far out from the trunk.

River Birch tree. Grows fast and large and sheds it's bark. Pretty but messy. Don't plant too close to the house. It's roots can spread very far out from the trunk.

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch) … gorgeous peeling bark, pest resistance and a graceful shape.

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch) … gorgeous peeling bark, pest resistance and a graceful shape.

River birch (Betula nigra) is a one of the best trees for year-round interest. With its multicolored papery bark that peels away from the trunk, this North American native species is a great choice for a driveway entrance, backyard habitat or woodland edge.

River birch (Betula nigra) is a one of the best trees for year-round interest. With its multicolored papery bark that peels away from the trunk, this North American native species is a great choice for a driveway entrance, backyard habitat or woodland edge.

Spring goodness - Betula nigra Black Birch or River Birch... the blooms will be hanging like tassels in a few days...found a new hiking place but have to be carfeful because of bears gators and snakes...oh my!

Spring goodness - Betula nigra Black Birch or River Birch... the blooms will be hanging like tassels in a few days...found a new hiking place but have to be carfeful because of bears gators and snakes...oh my!

Picture of Betula nigra 'Little King' Fox Valley™ River Birch.  Not yet widely available.  Another white-bark variety of River Birch.

Picture of Betula nigra 'Little King' Fox Valley™ River Birch. Not yet widely available. Another white-bark variety of River Birch.

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