Outdoor Trees With White Barks
As a landscaping option, trees with white bark are prized for their appearance as well as their rarity. There are several species of trees with white bark that you can use. Here are the most common varieties of trees with white barks. The paper birch trees, these birch variety is a deciduous, native to the Connecticut river valley in North America. It is known for its bright-white bark, which is originally brownish-red, and gradually turns into a bright-creamy-white. Its bark peels off into thin layers, resembling paper, thus, the name paper birch. Then, the sycamore tree trunk undergoes exfoliation, but in patterns. The magic of this process can be seen if we carefully observe the main stem of the tree, from bottom to top. The lower portion of the bark is grayish-brown. At around the height of ¼ of the bark, it starts peeling off. This portion appears scaly and camouflaged, as it is tanned and half-brown in color. Above, at the top of the trunk, the bark looks almost white.
Next, the quaking aspen trees. The quaking aspen takes its name from the ‘quaking’ or shaking of its leaves. It is native to the United States, and is found in Alaska and the western part of the country. Also a deciduous tree, it has a bark that peels off and goes on thinning, becoming thicker and furrowed as it ages. This process alters its shape, especially towards the base.