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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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American white birch (Betula papyrifera); canoe birch; silver birch; poplar birch;
 
American white birch (Betula papyrifera); canoe birch; silver birch; poplar birch;
  
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
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== Other Properties ==
 
  
 
Tree height = 20-25m  Bark = light gray to white, peeling in papery sheets  Flowers = catkins (3-8 cm long)
 
Tree height = 20-25m  Bark = light gray to white, peeling in papery sheets  Flowers = catkins (3-8 cm long)
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== Resources and Citations ==
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 104
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 104
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* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  
* Website address 1  Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 3, 2005)
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* Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 3, 2005)
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Birch (Accessed Oct. 3, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Birch (Accessed Oct. 3, 2005)
  
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

Latest revision as of 17:00, 4 September 2020

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Description

A hardwood birch tree, Betula papyrifera, native to North America. The paper birch has a silvery white flexible bark that readily peels off in sheets. Paper birch bark was used to make wigwams, baskets, canoes, shoes, and paper pulp. The smooth, light-color wood from the paper birch tree is used for interior trim, flooring and cabinetry.

Synonyms and Related Terms

American white birch (Betula papyrifera); canoe birch; silver birch; poplar birch;

Paper birch (Betula papyrifera)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Tree height = 20-25m Bark = light gray to white, peeling in papery sheets Flowers = catkins (3-8 cm long)

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 104
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 3, 2005)
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998