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Betula papyrifera - Paper birch

Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera
Family: BETULACEAE

This largely Canadian species has a range extending south into the northern U.S and is most easily recognized by its white bark that can be seen peeling off in large sheets. This tree is historically known for its use in birchbark canoes. Its timber use today includes furniture, flooring, and pulpwood.