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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 grade recovery results showed that the paper birches analyzed yielded a high proportion of low-grade lumber according to the NHLA rules, with 60.3 percent of the total board surface area graded as No.
Despite what many believe is their funereal aspect, the beauty of conifers is best appreciated in winter when they have little competition from broad-leaved trees, apart from the bark of the paper birches, like the dazzling white of betula jacquemonti which peels off in paper-thin layers.