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Jun 30, 2016 5:57 PM CST
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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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Jun 30, 2016 6:04 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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It may be a Birch tree.
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Jun 30, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Or a Beech.
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Jun 30, 2016 8:08 PM CST
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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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Jun 30, 2016 9:32 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I've never met either in person so what do I know? Smiling
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Jul 1, 2016 6:54 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
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Jul 1, 2016 7:39 AM CST
Name: Lauri
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I'm so sorry about your brother-in-law. Those are beautiful pictures of a very striking tree!
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Jul 6, 2016 8:00 PM CST
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Thanks everyone! Yellow birch does seem accurate.
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