with …

bark=thick or rough  or
bark=thin;  and ___ smooth like a 🧤 glove, or peeling or ragged
birch  genus Betula

Learn more about alder/​birch/​hazel/​hornbeam family Betulaceae

Part of bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

🗺 Map (🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇬🇱 Canada, USA and Greenland) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Betulaceae hosts caterpillars of 403 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Flora of North America Wikipedia