Tobermory to Wawa, Ontario

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Larry Tucei
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Re: Tobermory to Wawa, Ontario

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:47 am

Doug- Great photos! That Yellow Birch is a monster! You have put together another really nice posting as usual. Larry

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Jess Riddle
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Re: Tobermory to Wawa, Ontario

Post by Jess Riddle » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:45 am

Doug,

Another thoroughly enjoyable post. Looks like a beautiful area.

Steve,

In New York, both paper birch and heart-leaved paper birch could have tight bark, but when the bark started exfoliating heart-leaved seemed much more prone to producing large sheets.

Paper birch near northeast shore of Lake Ontario:
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Heart-leaved paper birch in Adirondack Mountains:
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Jess

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Steve Galehouse
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Re: Tobermory to Wawa, Ontario

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:53 pm

Jess-

Thanks for the information; I can't wait to get back to the cabin this summer to more closely examine the foliage. I think both heart-leaf and paper birch are present, as well as yellow birch. Is it safe to assume paper birch leaves are not cordate?
every plant is native somewhere

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Re: Tobermory to Wawa, Ontario

Post by DougBidlack » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 pm

Steve,

according to Welby Smith in "Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota", paper birch does not have cordate leaves. In the key this is the first, and I'm guessing most reliable, character used to differentiate the two birches.

Doug

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