Canoe Birch or Paper Birch, is a loosely pyramidal tree when young changing to irregular oval to rounded with age: It usually retains low branches and can be single or multi-stemmed. It can be trained to be a multi-trunked or single trunked tree. This tree is noted for its white bark, which exfoliates in papery strips to reveal an orange-brown inner bark. This plant is a larval host plant for the lunar moth. This plant also supports the larvae of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.