Created By: Unity College
River Birch (Betula nigra) is a small to medium sized tree. River Birches are distinct, because they often have multiple trunks, and are easily identified by their papery, peeling bark. These trees are often planted by landscapers and also grow well in wetlands. This tree is native, meaning that it naturally grows wild here. This tree is included in the tour, because many grow in the area, and they are popular for landscaping.
This tree can be found next to a gate at a trail, near several large rocks and the Spring Lake parking lot. This tree is also located next to an information kiosk.
On a side note, a trail map is located on the front of the kiosk, so it may be helpful to take a picture of it if you are not familar with the trails in the park. There is also a display case on the back for advertising park events. I installed this display case as part of my Eagle Scout Project.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Roebling Park Dendrology