river birch


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river birch

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A deciduous eastern North American tree (Betula nigra) found along river banks and other wet areas, having grayish to reddish-brown bark that peels off in papery flakes.
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Noun1.river birch - birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
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Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, sports spectacular salmon-pink to cinnamon-colored bark that peels away to reveal a creamy white layer underneath.
Higher ground water elevations make most areas unsuitable for sustaining mast tree species, primarily swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor, and current flows and channel depths prevent deposition of new alluvium required by pioneering tree species [Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoids), black willow (Salix nigra), and river birch (Betula nigra)] for germination (Urich et al, 2002).
4~-6~ spread, straight trunk, branching @ 6~; 40 ea of furnish & install river birch, 30 gal, 8~ - 10~ h, 8~ spread, multi- trunk, minimum of 3; 83 ea of furnish & install miscanthus adagio, 1 gal.
Custom light fixtures in the two story dining area are reminiscent of river birch trees.
Purple smoke tree (Cofinus 'Grace') and river birch (Betula nigra) flank the entry.
The Paper-bark birch (Betula papyrifera) is equally attractive, the paper-thin layers lifting off easily while in contrast the River Birch (B.
The peeling bark of river birch, paperbark maple and crape myrtle and the smooth steel-gray trunks of American beech are also eye-catching.
Additionally, the company hired a contractor to plant about 17,000 trees and shrubs that were native species, including sycamore, river birch, black willow, maple and oak.
The interior design was completed by in-house staff and the remodeling will be completed by River Birch Construction.
A group of river birch trees that had been planted too close to the house was ripped up, and that left the homeowners with a lot of work to do.
THEN: president, COO (June-September 2008) NOW: River Birch Capital founder and partner
Heritage River Birch, Blue Globe Spruce and other trees were used to add height.