Eight native deciduous trees and four native evergreens with exfoliating bark
A. Shaggy (exfoliating) bark adds interest and drama to the winter garden. It draws attention and entertains the eye when there are no leaves on the deciduous trees.
Of course, the bark is attractive at other times of the year as well. It's just more visible in the winter when there's less foliage in the landscape.
Compared to the climate, soil, water, drainage, and space requirements of the tree, the appearance of the bark is a secondary consideration. But when you've narrowed your choice to several trees that should work in your planting spot, then you might research the appearance of the bark.
Common names below are linked to the USDA Plants Database. Visit the linked site for more information about that tree.
Acer rubrum - Red Maple
Acer saccharinum - Silver Maple
Aesculus flava - Yellow Buckeye
Betula alleghaniensis Britt. - Yellow birch
Betula nigra - River birch
Betula papyrifera Marsh - Paper birch
Carya ovata - Shagbark Hickory
Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Redcedar
Picea sitchensis - Sitka Spruce
Platanus occidentalis - Sycamore (American Planetree)
Taxodium distichum - Common Baldcypress
Thuja occidentalis - Eastern Arborvitae