This is a very attractive tree. University of Idaho Arboretum, Moscow, ID
Cherry birch young tree showing typical form, 5/16/07, Louisville KY
Cherry birch young trees in full flower (male catkins hanging down; female pistillate flowers erect), 4/27/05, Louisville KY
Cherry birch showing freshly fertilized female flowers and foliage, 5/16/07, Louisville KY
Foliage along the stem of a young branch.
Cherry Birch at the Waitakaruru Arboretum near Hamilton
The trunk and bark of Cherry Birch
Showing female catkins
Cherry Birch leaves
A full-grown Sweet Birch showing good fall color. I shot this at Jenkins Arboretum in se PA.
A group of young Sweet Birch in southeast PA showing their "black" bark.
Looking up the trunk of an old Sweet Birch of brownish-gray plated bark in southeast PA.
The leaves of Sweet Birch get about 5 to 6" long x 2 to 3.5" wide.
A very old Sweet Birch trunk in se PA; lives about 150 to 200 years.
A mature Sweet Birch, but the bark is still young to be smooth and not old, plated in southeast PA.
Another shot of a Sweet Birch I took at Jenkins Arboretum in se PA in fall.
An old 1980's photo I took of a planted tree's catkins in Batavia, IL
The fallen leaves of Sweet Birch on a pathway in se PA.
full-grown tree in summer at French Creek State Park, PA