Set 1 of My Favorite Birch Tree Photographs
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Birch trees come in a variety of shapes and colors in these mountains. They typically grow in clusters. and are
beautiful hardwood trees that continuously leave a mess of twigs,  branches, and paper-like bark on the ground.

This week I combine some current photographs take by Wes Lavin of our birch trees with some of my older photographs. Wes Lavin
is a photographer friend from Ashland who occasionally stops by to take pictures of our yard. His June 2015 pictures of our birch grove
are shown below:


Below is my picture of a problem that I have in my birch grove. A few years back (in 2013) we had a
disastrous snow fall on Memorial Day after the new leaves of the trees had unfurled. The weight
of the heavy snow causes some trees to break in strange ways. Instead of bending to the gournd
some of the trees snapped in the middle an fell across other trees. Below is one such tree that
I don't quite know how to safely take down. It is expensive and difficult to bring a bucket lift
up to the fallen tree top shown below:

Below you can see a birch tree that lost it's top in the Memorial Day storm:


Below are some other pictures that I took in foliage season:


We normally think of birch trees as having white bark. But there are several colors
Below is a picture I took of contrasting white and copper birch trees in our woods

Birch Trees ---

Birch is a broadleaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula (pron.: /ˈbɛtjʊlə/ Bé-tu-la),[1] in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams, and is closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. The genus Betula contains 30 to 60 known taxa of which 11 are on the IUCN 2011 Red List of Threatened Species. They are typically rather short-lived pioneer species widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in northern temperate and boreal climates.

Once upon a time there were once three birch trees in the driveway loop behind our cottage

This is a view of those three birch trees from our bedroom facing west

A few years back we had a particularly heavy ice storm that broke the middle birch tree

Now upon a time there are only two remaining birch trees in our driveway loop

The ice storm was also hard on the birch trees in our woods

Fortunately most of the trees in our woods survived this ice storm

This is the reflection of a sunrise in a picture I took from our back deck

This is a winter sunset of these same birch trees


In the picture below you can see the top of the lift between our basement and the first floor

It takes us about 45 minutes to have lunch or dinner at the Mountain View Grand Hotel
Birch trees add a lot of color to the foliage of autumn

In Shelburne, NH there's a town forest made up mostly of birch trees ---,_New_Hampshire



Bob Jensen's Other Tree Photographs

My Maple Tree Photographs  \

Maple Sugaring Photographs

Set 1 of Maple Sugaring  Photographs 

Set 2  of Maple Sugaring  Photographs

Set 1 of my Timber Harvesting (Logging) Photographs


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On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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