Betula lenta (Cherry Birch tree)
Betula lenta has a blackish-brown bark. Thin, delicate twigs that are very smooth and shiny. Twigs and bark smell strongly of wintergreen when broken or torn. Hornbeam-like leaves with very rich yellow autumn colour. Trees popular for tapping; yielding sweet and copious sap for wine and syrup making.
Source: Bear Mountain, New York state, USA.
Height: 9-15 metres, lightly spreading crown.