I have an undergrad degree in forestry, so I notice trees. I’m losing my memory of dendrology, and specific tree types (it’s been 20 years!) but I know a birch when I see one. At least I thought I did! When I first spotted this vase by Melissa, I was convinced she had somehow made this out of a birch tree, or used the skin, or something . . . and that’s why I clicked on the post, to find out….