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yellow birch

a North American birch, Betula alleghaniensis (or B. lutea), having yellowish or silvery gray bark.
the hard, light, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used in the construction of furniture, buildings, boxes, etc.
Origin of yellow birch
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • yellow birch furnishings, hardwood floors, handmade quilts.
  • These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine.
  • The bark of the yellow birch is silver-gray and pealing when the trees are about a foot in diameter.
  • The remaining overstory will consist of dominant seed producing oak and yellow birch, and a few mature white pine.
  • Some dead standing hemlock and yellow birch accentuate the unmanaged appearance.
  • Most of the area is wooded, with tulip poplar and yellow birch at lower elevations, and oak and hickory at higher elevations.
  • The bog forest here is composed of red spruce, hemlock, and yellow birch.
  • yellow birch cannot compete with sugar maple under dense forest canopies.
  • The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch.

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