Native SpeciesPaper birch

Betula papyrifera
FOUND by Paperbirch
2018-10-16
Oakland
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Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
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The base of the leaves were circular; and the outer edge of the leaves was toothed. Many of the leaves, had lost the chlorophyll. Now, they maintained a orange golden color. The oblique veins extended from the middle to the tip of the leaves’ edges. The length of the leaves were 12.7 cm.
Some of the bark had peeled off, the stem of the tree. The field guide stated that the bark of Paper Birch peels horizontally. Yellow Birch, is the most similar species of Paper Birch. A fundamental difference, between Yellow Birch and Paper Birch, is the bark. Yellow Birch has a grey tone to its bark; while Paper Birch has a whiter tone with black specks.
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Last but not least, the Paper Birch can be singular, or multi-stemmed. Similarly, the Paper Birch, that was found in the forest, was singular stemmed. These are the reason why I found Paper Birch in a deciduous forest, near MMS.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula papyrifera
Common name:
Paper birch
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
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Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.553207 °
Longitude: 
W -69.714453 °
Observation Site Information
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Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
MMS Forest
Trip date: 
Tue, 2018-10-16 08:30
Town or city: 
Oakland
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
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