4771 Princeton Rd.

Post Oak (Quercus stellata)

Betula nigra, the river birch, black birch or water birch, is a species of birch native to the Eastern United States from New Hampshire west to southern Minnesota, and south to northern Florida and west to Texas. It is one of the few heat-tolerant birches in a family of mostly cold-weather trees. Betula nigra is a deciduous tree growing to 80-100 feet with a trunk 20-60 inches in diameter. The base of the tree is often divided into multiple slender trunks. As the name suggests, the river birch naturally grows along riverbanks. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs, and relative resistance to birch borer.     

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