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Northwest Missouri State University

River Birch

Betula nigra

Native. Can grow up to 80 feet. Leaves alternate and simple, 1-3 inches long with doubly toothed margins. Thin, peeling bark is pink to reddish-brown on young trees. Likes wet springs but can tolerate dry summers. Needs a pH of 6.5 or lower. Arching branches.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.028 W94 52.966

Trail Number: G8

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