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Charles Laferriere
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Hello folks,

I would like to ask if any of you can ID these trees.

Thanks!
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Charles Laferriere
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And this plant...

This is a ... dried, winterized fern I believe.

It looks easy to pick.
Wondering if anyone every used it in a way..
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Michelle Bisson
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The first picture looks like it might be yellow birch and the others maybe popular.

We would need more pictures up close.  It is also always difficult to identify trees without looking at the leaves.

We are in Quebec too!
 
Mike Jay
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I think the first one is a birch.  We call it paper birch around here.  The next two pictures are poplar (or popple).  They often look similar but the key differences are that the bark never flakes/peels off of the poplar and the branches and twigs on the birch are much slenderer.
 
Charles Laferriere
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Thanks both of you! That does clear it up.

 
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It looks like the trees on the first pictures contain some sort of trembling aspens (peuplier faux-tremble) or cotton wood (peuplier deltoïde). It doesn't seem to have the peeling bark of white birch (bouleau blanc) or even yellow birch (bouleau jaune).
 
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Darn, that's why I initially posted.

Wasn't sure between aspen and birch...
 
Michelle Bisson
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Where I live in Quebec, popular can sometimes look like yellow birch from a distance.  If you can takes some more pictures up close, you will be easier able to study the bark and then compare them with some tree identification websites or books.

If it is not urgent to know what you have till the leave come out, then wait till spring as it will be easier to identify by comparing the leaves. It is always harder to identify certain trees in the winter. 



 
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If the bark is peeling like paper, it is a paper/white birch (Betula papyrifera)


Source: wikipedia.org

The bark of trembling aspen does not have the same look at all. It is usually greenish, but is sometimes also more white.


Source: unbc.ca
 
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