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paper birch

n.
A North American birch tree (Betula papyrifera) having paperlike white bark formerly used for making canoes. Also called canoe birch.

pa′per birch`


n.
a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paper birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoespaper birch - small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes
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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For example, American Linden (Tilia americana), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadesis), Norway spruce (Picea abies), paper birch (Betula papyrifera), Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and white pine (Pinus strobus) are all considered highly vulnerable to the coming changes.
Haley Sellmeyer's "Paris Collection" is on display and for sale at the Paper Birch Landing Gallery for her Artist in Residency show this December.
Energy Potential of Free Species MILLION YEARS TO PRODUCE MILLION BTU SPECIES BTU/CORD (*) 1 CORD/ACRE ([dagger]) /ACRE/YEAR Poplar 13.7 1 to 3 13.7 to 4.6 Red alder 14.8 3 to 4 4.9 to 3.7 Paper birch 20 9 to 11 2.2 to 1.8 American beech 22.7 25 to 40 0.9 to 0.6 (*) Btu figures are based on seasoned wood at 20 percent moisture content and 85 cubic feet of wood per 128-cubic-foot cord to account for airspace.
Energy Potential of Tree Species Species Million Years to Produce Million Btu/ Btu/Cord * 1 Cord/Acre ([dagger]) Acre/Year Poplar 13.7 1 to 3 13.7 to 4.6 Red alder 14.8 3 to 4 4.9 to 3.7 Paper birch 20 9 to 11 2.2 to 1.8 American beech 22.7 25 to 40 0.9 to 0.6 * Btu figures are based on seasoned wood at 20 percent moisture content and 85 cubic feet of wood per 128-cubic-foot cord to account for airspace.
Forests of paper birch, aspen, and spruce, along with hardwoods like sugar maples, cover the land.
They used betula papyrifera (paper birch) to add tall, thin height to the planting.
Paper birch was harvested to cover canoes, chestnut bark for shingles to cover houses and cork stripped from the Cork oak (Quercus suber) is used in flooring or wine corks.
BEST FOR: SOMETHING DIFFERENT Pre-lit Paper Birch Tree, PS50 (for 4ft), John Lewis If you fancy a change from pine and fir, try a birch tree.
Season--At least 70% of all bites (all moose) consumed in winter along the 4 path types consisted of hazel, paper birch, willow, and quaking aspen.
Mesic areas are dominated by paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marshall) and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) on early to mid- successional sites and yellow birch (B.
"He has already harvested all our trees except the two paper birch on the bench beside the house and you have them wrapped in chicken wire.
Many iconic tree species such as paper birch, quaking aspen, balsam fir and black spruce are projected to shift out of the United States into Canada.