River Birch, by Blue Moon Fund Charlottesville by Nelson Byrd Woltz More
River Birch Tree (Betula nigra) --Kids love the peeling trunks
Beautiful tree - pest and deer resistant zone 4-8
River birch: full sun to part shade, USDA Zones 4–9, grown for its gorgeous exfoliating bark, native to eastern US.
Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch) … gorgeous peeling bark, pest resistance and a graceful shape.
If you can't divert accumulating water, consider Plan B -- install plants that don't mind getting wet feet from time to time.
Betula nigra (River Birch tree)
Clump River Birch Betula nigra This is another nice tree that doesn't make a mess when it drops its leaves.
Eat the Weeds - website devoted to foraging for wild plants (emphasis on Florida)