This almost whole piece of birch bark was saved from being burnt in a bonfire by Bill Drummond. I am happy he spoke up. It is also very heavy since it has several layers of bark on the other side. It is about 1/2″ thick.
This is at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens, in Ontario. I had to wait for almost an hour to get this view without Brides with their Bridal Parties, Photographers, Grooms, Groomsmen, and families to move on to another location.
This tree is on a side path going towards Sunnybrooke Park from Edwards Gardens. It is 1.7k or a 2 mile walk from one park to the other. The tree is alive even though it has been split possibly from the way it is bent. The leaves are touching the ground.