gray birch

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Noun1.gray birch - medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless woodgray 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, 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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If you live high in the Appalachians or in northern latitudes, you could turn to a few native species of birch, the gray birch, the sweet birch and the yellow birch.
An exception would be birch trees, such as gray birch, which are naturally small and short-lived.
Pioneering tree species such as gray birch and aspens have taken root, some growing 10 to 15 feet tall, said Kunkle, who retired as science department chairman at Freedom High School.
Preferred species such as gray birch or European species exist only as planted landscaping trees, and these are often in stressed condition due to climate.
They noticed something suspicious entangled in some small, gray birch trees that had become partially submerged, and paddled over for a closer look.
Seven of these peerless giants (gray birch, black tupelo; tamarack; bigleaf magnolia; and turkey, willow, and white oak) would have soundly beaten the current national champions as well, by margins of 27 to more than 100 points.
We selected three tree species for study: sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.), red maple (Acer rubrum L.), and gray birch (Betula populifolia Marsh.).
Other birches of note include river birch, also called red birch, Betula nigra and gray birch, Betula populifolia.
After the iron companies abandoned the hills, gray birch was the initiator species that first reforested the land, giving early shade to other saplings that wriggled up from the burned-over scrub and brush.