Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Mountain White Birch

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Leaves

  • 6 to 12 cm long
  • tip taper-pointed
  • base usually heart-shaped
  • double-toothed
  • upper surface dull green, with numerous tiny resin dots
  • veins 7-9 per side

Fruit

  • mature seed catkins 3.5-5 cm long with nutlets 2-3 mm long

Bark

  • white or bronze-white
  • separates into several thin layers
  • copper-colored on the inner surface
  • peels freely, giving trunk a ragged look

General

  • a common birch found within the range of white birch and is used in great quantities for fuelwood, and in manufacturing of plywood and flooring
  • up to 25m in height and 70 cm in diameter

 

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