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  River Birch  
Common Name: River Birch
Latin Name: Betula nigra
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moist
Tolerances: Poorly drained sites
Attributes: Texas native
Features: Attractive pinkish peeling bark.
Comments: Works well as multiple trunk specimen. Prefers moist sites like streambanks.
Problems: Susceptible to ice damage.
Firewise: Yes
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