of Bark & Limbs in Winter
Young's Weeping White Birch
Young's Weeping White Birch usually has white bark.
But as can be seen in this December trunk portrait,
ours ranges through a subdued rainbow of white, brown,
orange & yellow, cracked bark on a twisty trunk.
It drops its leaves very late in the year, so you can see
a few browned leaves still clinging to the weeping branches,
along with some of the winter catkins.
Another December portrait shows where it
divides into two trunks higher up the trunk.
This small tree was trained when still a sapling by
weaving trunks around each other, & these
melded over time into a single fat trunk lower down,
then separate partway up the trunk,
& higher still rejoin to be again a single trunk.
Here it is on an overcast morning at the start of January,
viewed from a high deck. It snowed about four inches in the
night, but warm rain melted most of the snow by sunrise.
A couple years later the trunk is gaining in sturdiness.
The winter 2004/2005 bark color was particularly orange,
though white in other seasons.
For more about this tree, see also the page about
Young's White Weeping Birch in Spring
as well as
Young's Weeping Beech in the autumn trees gallery
& see additional winter portraits on the page about
Winter Catkins of Young's White Weeping Birch
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