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            "White" and "black" trees                  

Common nouns are often made up of a generic term, as "birch", to which is associated a precision which can be linked to the aspect of the tree: there are trees said "white" to differentiate them from "black" trees, from the same genus. Here are some examples:

Whitebeam or allouchier Its leaves are white in underside.
Whitish alder Its bark is clear, silver grey; the underside of leaves is grayish.
Silver birch Its bark is white.
White oak of North America The lower face of leaves is white.
White maple of North America The lower face of leaves is white.
White Ash of North America The lower face of leaves is white.
White mulberry Its fruit is pinkish or white, sweet; his leaf is slim, green-clear.
Black mulberry Its fruit is red-black, acidulous; his leaf is thick, dark green.
White elm or mountain elm The underside of leaves is pubescent.
Black Walnut Its bark is black.
White Walnut
White Poplar Its bark is whitish; hirsute and white leaves on the underside
Black poplar (from Italy) Its bark is blackish.
Black pine Its bark is blackish.
White fir Its bark is clear.

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