European White Birch

Scientific Name: Betula pendula
Genus: Betula
Family: Betulaceae

IMG_0477 european whie birchEuropean White BirchThe white bark of this birch develops dark splotches with age. Its branches are graceful and pendulous and its bright green leaves turn yellow in the fall. The tree is native to Europe and Asia Minor. In some parts of northern Europe, the sap of the white birch was once brewed into an alcoholic beverage.