birch tree


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Noun1.birch tree - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling barkbirch tree - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch - hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
Betula alleghaniensis, Betula leutea, yellow birch - tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey bark
American white birch, Betula cordifolia, Betula papyrifera, canoe birch, paper birch, paperbark birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes
American gray birch, American grey birch, Betula populifolia, gray birch, grey birch - medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree
Betula pendula, common birch, European white birch, silver birch - European birch with silvery white peeling bark and markedly drooping branches
Betula pubescens, downy birch, white birch - European birch with dull white to pale brown bark and somewhat drooping hairy branches
Betula nigra, red birch, river birch, black birch - birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark
Betula lenta, black birch, cherry birch, sweet birch - common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture
Betula neoalaskana, Yukon white birch - Alaskan birch with white to pale brown bark
Betula fontinalis, mountain birch, swamp birch, water birch, Western birch, Western paper birch - birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark
American dwarf birch, Betula glandulosa, Newfoundland dwarf birch - small shrub of colder parts of North America and Greenland
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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He goes right slap up to the foot of a birch tree, first pan, fills it with dirt, and washes out more'n a dollar coarse gold.
Humpy-Dumpy fell downstairs, and yet he got a princess!" and he thought at the moment of a nice little Birch Tree growing out in the woods: to the Fir, that would be a real charming princess.
Flossie says he cut yours and his together on the birch tree in front of the parlour window, and a row of hearts around them."
With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees. Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
Is the house standing still, and the birch trees, and our schoolroom?
At a little distance could be seen a cluster of log cabins, with a water-mill over a dammed pool shaded by birch trees and looking bright as glass in the twilight.
The Twinning Association in liaison with the Friends of the Rock Park chose a plot on the edge of the former playing fields of Llandrindod Secondary School as an appropriate place for a birch tree to be planted in remembrance of Edward A Hope.
Residential development (renewal of planning permission previously approved) at land next to Hazeldene, Springfield, Gretna - granted conditionally; Tree works at Beaulah, North Street, Moniaive - no objections; Felling of Birch tree at Tower House, High Street, Moniaive - no objections; Office building and formation of 25 car parking spaces at Marchmount Depot, Marchmount Drive, Dumfries - granted conditionally; Extension at 17 Marchfield Place, Dumfries - granted conditionally; Composite front door with fanlight at Alfriston, 12 Lovers Walk, Dumfries - refused.
A birch tree is an unlikely champion and protector of the forest in "I Am Birch" by Scott Kelley in a picture book story that is inspired by Gluskap, the heroic and kind-hearted figure of Wabanaki legends.
Recent applications made to the local authority include: Erection of a single-storey extension to the side and rear of 5 Alloway Crescent, Paisley Removal of one birch tree at 19 Acacia Drive, Paisley Erection of a single-storey extension to the rear of 58 Strathmore Avenue, Paisley Change of use from beauty salon (Class 2) to hot food takeway, erection of flue and alterations to the rear elevation to form access door at 12 Paisley Road, Renfrew.
A birch tree grows tall and arabesque in the front yard of Nancy Chadwick's childhood home.