Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis grows in mixed woodlands with
maple beech pine and spruce. It is a bigger tree than White Birch and it has a
darker shiny bark that does not peel so easily. The leaves are pointed oval
in shape with toothed margins and the flowers are borne in separate male and
female catkin-like clusters. The erect fruiting-bodies may remain on the
tree through the winter and the small winged seeds are dispersed by the wind.
The wood of yellow birch is used to make furniture.
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