paper birch

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paper birch:

see birchbirch,
common name for some members of the Betulaceae, a family of deciduous trees or shrubs bearing male and female flowers on separate plants, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. They are valued for their hardwood lumber and edible fruits and as ornamental trees.
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The tree presents its fall show early on, and in the forest the red maple's bright red foliage offers a striking contrast against dark green conifers and the white bark and yellow foliage of paper birches.
My family traveled to the wilds of northern Wisconsin once a year, and I recall the thrill I felt when we entered the zone of paper birches.