The Lady of the Woods is the appropriate name McWhirter gives to a birch tree, which forms the leading feature in the foreground of a well-known landscape painting, and which has had much to do with his fame as a landscape painter, especially where trees enter largely into the scenery. Certainly, if trees may be at all compared with men and women, the birch, above all its forest companions, may be said to possess all those graceful traits and delicate charms, which fairly entitle it to the poet's name.