All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>River Birch</strong> bark
<em>Betula nigra</em>
I found this tree growing along the Ocoee River in southeast Tennessee. The bark of this tree peels in sheets. When I was a kid, we had two of these trees in my yard. Once my mother wrote me a l...
River Birch bark
Betula nigra
I found this tree growing along the Ocoee River in southeast Tennessee. The bark of this tree peels in sheets. When I was a kid, we had two of these trees in my yard. Once my mother wrote me a letter on the bark and sent it to me at Girl Scout camp! That was an interesting letter!

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