Betula jacquemontii
Himalyan birch

Betulaceae (birch family)
Himalayas
Betula jacquemontii in front of Lathrop Library. Sairus Patel, 9 Dec 2017
Betula jacquemontii in the School of Education courtyard. John Rawlings, 10 Feb 2004

From the Himalayas comes B. jacquemontii, whose pure white trunk is free of dark markings. Their golden fall color is some of the latest in the season, from December to January.

There are six in the courtyard at the south end of the School of Education, another nearby, and a row at the west facade (Lasuen Street) of Lathrop Library. Eight flank the European hornbeams on the east side of Hoover Tower.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Sairus Patel added the note on fall color, the Hoover Tower location, and updated the Graduate School of Business reference to Lathrop Library (Dec 2017).