Hey folks!

This episode picks up right where we left off last time...the birch harvest.

Betula papyrifera

Here on the East Coast in summertime, birch is easily identified by it's bark and it's leaves. We mostly have white birch, with a smattering of yellow and grey birch here on the Island.

The leaves on white birch are dark green and smooth on the top, with yellow, slightly fuzzy bottoms. They're alternately arranged on the stem with a base that varies from heart-shaped to rounded.

The bark on young trees like . . .

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