Mooie berk met losse kroon en iets overhangende takken. Van oorsprong groeiend in de noordelijke delen van de Verenigde Staten en in Canada. De twijgen zijn roodbruin.
Paper birch is named due to the thin white bark which often peels in paper like layers from the trunk. Paper birch is often one of the first species to colonize a burned area within the northern latitudes and an important species for moose .
Betula papyrifera is a short lived species of birch native to northern North America. Heeft een goudgele herfstkleur. Growing with an oval roun. Paper birch is easy to spot in forests of the northeast, with its tall trunk marked by unique, white bark that peels off in large, papery rolls that are pink inside.
Young saplings are quite elastic and sometimes bend to the ground under the weight of ice. The famous poet, Robert Frost, reminisces about swinging on . Colorado in the Rockies and to North Carolina in the . Taxonomic Notes: Betula kenaica is said to differ from B.
It is best considered a westward extension of B. Alaska, perhaps affected by introgression from B. In British Columbia, paper birch is harvested for firewood. Notes Papyrifera means paper-bearing, referring to the bark. Alaska paper birch ( Betula neoalaskana) . This species is often found in the southern part of the range of Black spruce dominance, and is an early invader after fire disturbance to Black spruce forests. The bark, which has a high oil content and is consequently waterproof, was used for a wide variety of building and clothing purposes by the American Indians, including the covering of the familiar birch bark canoe. Nederlandse naam, Papierberk.
Standplaats, licht schaduw en zon. Native Status: AK N CAN N LN SPM N. A native to northern areas that is grown for its beautiful white bark. An additional ornamental trait is the yellow fall leaf color. The tree is best adapted to wet and moist sites—watch out for pests if grown in an unsuitable site. The tree will grow to feet or more and spread about half that amount.
It is wide ranging and exhibits considerable ecotypic variation.