|Grid reference||ST 18056 78355|
|Common name||Paper-bark birch|
|Common name||Paper birch|
|Common name||Canoe birch|
|Height||12M April 2021|
|Girth||104cm March 2021|
In the southern section roughly level with Robert Street.
General tree description
Betula papyrifera is a medium-sized tree, up to around 20 metres tall, with a conical outline and rising, spreading branches. Its bark is smooth and can vary in colour, but is typically white, peeling horizontally to reveal shades of cream, pink and pale orange. The leaves are dull dark green, oval to triangular in shape, variable in size - 5 to 10cm long and about 2/3 as broad - with serrated margins. They turn yellow in autumn. There are flowers from spring to early summer. Female flowers are greenish and about 4cm long, appearing at the tips of the twigs. The male flowers are brownish catkins up to 10cm long.