Bark of the Black Birch

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The bark is smooth and unpeeling in younger trees, either a dark-brown or black. Lighter horizontal lines run around the circumference of the trunk. Older trees have darker, peeling bark.

Photograph taken 11/18/02 by Chris Bersbach.


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