Native SpeciesPaper birch

Betula papyrifera
FOUND by keel
2011-11-29
Vinalhaven
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Field Notes
We are happy because we found the birch tree. Why does the bark come of so easy? I am surprised that we found our birch tree because it is fall and there are no leaves.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is a birch because it has white bark.
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is a white birch because we found a leaf and it was serrated.
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is a white birch because it had a narrow crown.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula papyrifera
Common name:
Paper birch
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.048760 °
Longitude: 
W -68.822650 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Vinalhaven School Grounds
Trip date: 
Tue, 2011-11-29 14:24
Town or city: 
Vinalhaven
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Penobscot Bay

Comments

This is most likely a paper birch based on everything you said, but in order for ME to confirm this observation with any certainty I would need to see a leaf.