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Birch, Paper – 12-18″ (1-0)
Paper birch (Betula papyrifera) is a characteristic tree of northern forests. It makes a great ornamental tree and also has excellent habitat value. It is used in restoration projects because of its quick growth. It is also used for pulpwood and historically for both food and medicine. Its bark can be used to make canoes and other useful items. Paper birch grows 50-70 feet tall and prefers moist soils.