Plant ID forum: ID this Vermont tree?

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DelawareTree
Jun 30, 2016 5:57 PM CST
I'm hoping someone can ID this tree. It's in Smuggler's Notch in Vermont. It grows at a spot special to my brother in law, who just died tragically, and I'd like to create a piece of art that incorporates it. Thank you in advance!

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Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 30, 2016 6:04 PM CST
It may be a Birch tree.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 30, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Or a Beech.
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Leftwood
Jun 30, 2016 8:08 PM CST
It's a Yellow birch - Betula alleghaniensis. Exposed root systems in the wild are common with this species.
Beech have smooth bark throughout and leaves without basal lobes.


edited for correction to add the "out" in without. Yellow birch with lobes, beech without.
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 30, 2016 9:32 PM CST
I've never met either in person so what do I know? Smiling
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Leftwood
Jul 1, 2016 6:54 AM CST
Even guessing can be a good thing in some cases.... Smiling
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lauribob
Jul 1, 2016 7:39 AM CST
I'm so sorry about your brother-in-law. Those are beautiful pictures of a very striking tree!
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DelawareTree
Jul 6, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Thanks everyone! Yellow birch does seem accurate.

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