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Title: Silvical characteristics of yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

Author: Gilbert, Adrian M.;

Date: 1960

Source: Station Paper NE-134. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18 p.

Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)

Description: Of the birches in the Northeast, the yellow birch is the elite species, by far the most valuable as a timber tree. More than that, it is one of the largest deciduous trees of northeastern America. It may reach 100 feet in height and more than 3 feet in diameter, and may live to 300 years of age. Pioneers told tales of the gigantic yellow birches they saw.

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Gilbert, Adrian M. 1960. Silvical characteristics of yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis). Station Paper NE-134. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18 p.

 


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