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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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Paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) is currently becoming an interesting alternative to the high-value species traditionally transformed by the sawmilling industry in Quebec (Canada).
Paper birch, (Betula papyrifera) also known as white birch, canoe birch and mother tree, grows predominantly in the northern and western United States.
Tree Species/ Lichen Species Substrate Amandinea Amandinea dakotensis punctata Acer negundo Acer platanoides Acer saccharinum X Acer saccharum Betula papyrifera Carya ovata Catalpa speciosa Celtis occidentalis Crataegus crus-galli Crataegus mollis Fagus species Fraxinus americana Fraxinus quadrangulata Fraxinus pennsylvanica var.
Upland spruce forest includes stands of balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) and paper birch (Betula papyrifera).
Phagos Beech Fagus sylvaticus OGHAM CANADIAN PRAIRIES MEANING Beith Paper Birch New beginnings; healing Betula papyrifera Luis Tamarac Controlling your life; Larix lariciana protection against enchantment Nuin Green Ash Binding; marriage of (Nion) Fraxinus pennsylvanica opposites; mental clarity Fearn Box, Maple Divination; Acer negundo spiritual guidance Saille Willow Gaining of balance; love; Salix amygdeloides magic; psychic abilities Huathe Hawthorn Guardian; restriction Crataegus oxycantho ides Duir Bur Oak Security; strength; courage; Quecus macrocarpus protection Tinne Elm Spiritual guidance; clarity of Ulmus americana mind and wisdom Coll Hazel Creative energy; individuality; Coryllus americana intuition Quert Applecrab Choices; destiny; wholeness Malus spp.
More recently, scientists at NaturNorth Technologies of Duluth, Minnesota, have been investigating the medicinal properties of betulin, a powdery substance that occurs in the bark of the white paper birch tree (Betula papyrifera).
In 2001-02, we conducted a field study in Wooster, OH to determine the effects of 3 treatments: 1) fertilization; 2) mulching with composted yard waste; and 3) composted hardwood bark blended with composted manure on tree growth, defense chemistry (total phenolics), and insect resistance of Betula papyrifera (paper birch) planted in either topsoil or subsoil.
Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) - Easily recognized by its characteristic white and papery bark, paper birch is a slender, graceful tree found in higher elevations.
Although the stand was described as having "the characteristics of a climax stand" in 1942 (Harvard Forest, unpublished manuscript), the presence of dead Castanea dentata and Betula papyrifera suggest that it has a history of disturbance.
The macrofossil assemblage at Lac a Magie is characterized by Picea, Larix, Abies, Pinus strobus, and Betula papyrifera. The Chase Pond assemblage is characterized in the lower half of the zone by B.
Paper birch (Betula papyrifera), with bark that peels off in white sheets, grows well throughout the Northwest, the Rockies, and California's mountains.