Chugach Chocolates & Confections Girdwood: The company's chocolate bars (dark chocolate with Prince William Sound sea salt; dark chocolate with Alaska birch
syrup toffee; dark chocolate with espresso beans; and dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt) are available state wide at locations in Anchorage.
The stout was brewed with Alaska birch
syrup, fireweed honey and alder-smoked malt--to give the beer a specifically Alaskan character.
This finding contradicts previous research (Donovan and Nicholls 2003) in which women were more likely to prefer clear wood for kitchen cabinets constructed from Alaska birch
. For the current study, results of a [chi square] analysis indicated no statistical differences between cells (P > 0.10, df = 3; Table 2).
Editor's note: This article comes as a follow up to the authors' article on Alaskan birch, "Alaska Birch
Mukes the Grade," in Wood & Wood Product, s November 2002.
Activate Alaska, LLC reduces the cost of water purification, air purification, and carbon sequestration worldwide by replacing coconut-based water filters with carbon filters made from Alaska Birch
. One study which involved dissecting 600 birch trees grown in Alaska found that only 10 percent lacked decay and virtually all included at least some natural stain (Trummer 2001).
Potential market opportunities for solid wood products from Alaska birch
It is Alaska's largest producer of pure Alaska birch
syrup, which is very difficult to produce.
Donovan and Nicholls (2003) studied consumer preferences for character-marked Alaska birch
(Betula papyrifera) cabinets.
The influx of low-priced craft items from foreign producers created to resemble locally produced Alaska birch
items has the potential to reduce sales and market share.
In 1993, Cameron organized the Alaska Birch
Sugarmakers Association, now known as the Alaska Birch
lumber is often characterized by small knots and other character defects that can reduce its value when graded according to conventional hardwood lumber grading rules.