Native SpeciesYellow birch

Betula allegheniensis
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Field Notes
The species we found is definitely a yellow birch sapling because it smelled minty and the sapling had a bronze or grey color. The bark wasn't peeling yet because it is just a sapling. We also thought it was a yellow birch because the leaves were in an alternating pattern and were simple, oval leaf shape. The leaves were also toothed.
Supporting Evidence
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The leaves are simple, oval and toothed.
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The bark felt oily like typical birch bark does.
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We found it in a deciduous forest surrounded by other birch tree types.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula allegheniensis
Common name:
Yellow birch
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
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Place Studied
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N 43.935388 °
W -70.447334 °
Observation Site Information
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Upland - Field
Trip Information
Frog Pond 2
Trip date: 
Fri, 2017-10-13 14:22
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Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Seeing a closer picture of the bark would help your audience determine if this might be a yellow birch or maybe a black birch instead... Both the yellow and black birch have a minty smell, according to the Vital Signs species ID card, so the minty smell alone doesn't help us to know which it is. The leaves appear pointed in your photos, and that could be another piece of evidence to support your claim.