Difference between revisions of "Yellow birch"

From CAMEO
Jump to: navigation, search
(talk)
 
(Additional Images)
Line 29: Line 29:
 
File:15_Yellow Birch_100x_Tan.jpg|Yellow birch  (''Betula lutea'')
 
File:15_Yellow Birch_100x_Tan.jpg|Yellow birch  (''Betula lutea'')
 
File:15_Yellow Birch_100x_Tran.jpg|Yellow birch  (''Betula lutea'')
 
File:15_Yellow Birch_100x_Tran.jpg|Yellow birch  (''Betula lutea'')
 +
Yellowbirch 10x.jpg|Yellow birch paper pulp stained with Graff "C" stain
 +
Yellowbirch 40x.jpg|Yellow birch paper pulp stained with Graff "C" stain
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==

Revision as of 14:33, 16 July 2015

Yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis

Description

A medium-sized deciduous tree, Betula lutea or Butela alleghaniensis, native to North America. It is most often found in the Appalachian Mountains and as far west as the Great Lakes region and north to Canada. The yellow birch produces a pale reddish-yellow wood that is tough and heavy. It is used for flooring, interior trim, millwork, veneer, and furniture. Most wood sold as 'birch' in North America is from this tree.

Synonyms and Related Terms

yellow birch (Betula lutea or Butela alleghaniensis)

Birch (Betula lutea)

Other Properties

Tree height = 25 m Bark = golden brown to gray, peeling in horizontal strips Flower = catkin (2-3 cm long) in spring

Density 43 pcf

Additional Images

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 130
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • External source or communication Comment: Hardwood Manufacturers Institute, Memphis Tenn.: air-dry weight = 43 pcf
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • Website address 1 Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 3, 2005)

Retrieved from "http://cameo.mfa.org/index.php?title=Yellow_birch&oldid=46799"