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Betula nigra


River Birch 


Betula nigra - River Birch

About River Birch at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  •  Native to the eastern half of the U.S.

  • Can attain over 100’ in height.

  • Leaves are large for a birch, shiny on top and coarsely scalloped on edges.

  • Flowers are male and female catkins on same limb.

  • Bark on mature tree is unbirchlike, black and longitudinally fissured. Upper branches look birchlike.

  • Very rare in Portland.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes

7951 SE 7th Ave

Portland Parks & Recreation

50' Height

84' Spread

10.3' Circ.

This tree is located in Sellwood Park, adjacent to the entrance gate at Malden & 7th Ave.

Betula nigra - River Birch

2104/2106 SE Yamhill

Right of Way

87' Height

80' Spread

9.9' Circ.

Betula nigra - River Birch