Dura Heat Birch, Betula nigra. A tree with white bark this birch is far superior in heat and drought tolerance to Aspen. Densely pyramidal form with glossy green leaves that fade to clear yellow in fall. Large tree as focal point or for shading. Will make an excellent narrow front yard tree for limited spaces. It’s a natural around water gardens and dry streams. Use in mixed forest groves to add interest with white bark. Nontoxic Barnyard tree, a safe choice near horse corrals and livestock pens. Prefers summer planting.