The Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) is a medium-sized flowering deciduous tree in the Beulaceae family. It is also known as the American White Birch.
It is native to North America. It prefers colder climates.
It grows up to 40 metres (130 feet) tall.
It has thin bark, which peels off like paper. The leaves are dark green and oval-shaped, changing colour to bright-yellow in the fall.
The female flowers are greenish and about 4 centimetres (1.5 inches) long. The male flowers are brownish and about 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long. Its fruit is winged seeds.
The Paper Birch blooms from mid-April to June in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in Paris, France, September 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls