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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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.
Plant river birch toward the bottom of the slope where the soil is moist.
The river birch out front had slender, brittle branches.
However strong British natives such as Betula nigra, the river birch, hart's tongue ferns and geraniums make for a lovely British feel.
By contouring the roof's landscape and strategically planting tall grasses and river birch trees, we were able to create special areas for residents to use to relax, entertain and connect with the natural environment," said FXFOWLE project architect Scott Melching.
Some fast-growing trees that could provide some shade in five to seven years, if the trunks already have a 1- to 2- inch thickness, are heritage river birch, pin oak, black gum, October glory red maple and Zelkova.
Utilize form and texture by mixing in coarse and fine leaves with interesting bark, such as the smooth muscle tone of ironwood or the shaggy exterior of river birch.