Yellow Birch Photo Gallery
Yellow Birch Habitat
Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) are often seen along trails in the eastern U.S. that run through cool moist forests. Look for it near streams where it can avoid full sun.
Yellow Birch Facts
Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) are easily distinguished when hiking by their yellowish bronze smooth bark that flakes in fine horizontal strips. Yellow Birch is the largest of the birch species in eastern U.S. forests. White-tailed Deer and Moose feed on Yellow Birch seedlings and its seeds are an important food source to songbirds. You may also see beaver and porcupine scars on the trunk as it’s bark is a favorite for both.