Plant ID forum: What kind of tree is this?

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(Zone 6a)
Aug 17, 2015 5:00 PM CST
So there are several of these trees located around my yard and I've never given them much thought. Until today when I purchased a plant at the garden center I work at and I noticed it had several smaller versions of this tree around the plant. I planted the plant I purchased and put the trees in the empty pot with some soil. Some family members believe it is part of the birch family?
Thumb of 2015-08-17/jakepetes/b87737 Thats the tree at the nursery I work at.

Thumb of 2015-08-17/jakepetes/5060c7 A closeup of the leaves on the saplings.

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Aug 17, 2015 5:21 PM CST
It reminds me of River Birch (Betula nigra)
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(Zone 6a)
Aug 19, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Possibly, but the leaves on the saplings I have are more heart shaped?

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