Botanical name Schizomeria ovata
A common name White Birch
JuvenileI wondered what this one was for quite a while. Then the wattles shading it got twisted around themselves and broken during a storm. Then the leaves on this sapling got sunburnt during a 40 degree plus Summer day, then they put out a flush of bright red growth.
That's when I made the connection with the more mature tree a hundred or so metres away.
Reasonably matureA more mature specimen, maybe a hundred metres from the young one above. Scars from shed stipules are visible. Unfortunately the photo is a bit washed out, I used a flash, not having a tripod at the time. Exposures without a flash under the canopy are always slow.
New shoots on Schizomeria ovata are quite vivid, on the top of a tree from a distance it looks like the tree is in flower.
On the right is the trunk from a smaller spreading Schizomeria Ovata tree.
This tree is at least couple of hundred metres from the other 2 pictured above.