- Deciduous tree, 40-50(70+) ft [12-15(21) m], loosely pyramidal to rounded, several years before lateral branches show chalky-white paper-like bark, peels easily. Leaves simple, alternate, 5-12 cm long, rounded or sometimes wedge shaped, glabrous above and pubescent on veins below, coarsely and usually doubly serrate, dull green in summer, yellow in fall.
- Sun. Adapted to a variety of soils, does best in well-drained, acid, moist, sandy or silty loams. Probably best adapted to cold climates.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 Large native range from Labrador to British Columbia, Washington (and into the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon), south to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska, Montana.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: two places on lower campus just south of the "Elm Walkway" between 15th St.and 11th St., (1)next to two nPrunus serrula (Paperbark Cherry) trees near
15th St. and single tree near the 11th St. gate.