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Yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis

Also know as: gray birch, silver birch, swamp birch

B. alleghananiensis, often called yellow birch is found in eastern North America over a large area with diverse soil, topography, and geological conditions. It is a slow-growing and long-lived tree, with smooth, amber colored bark. It is the most valuable native birch species in the region. The wood is strong, heavy, and close grained, making it good for furniture, paneling, veneer, cabinets, boxes, tool handles, woodenware, interior doors, and pulp.

Species Details

CITIES Status: Not Listed
Endangered Status: Not Evaluated
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B. alleghananiensis is not listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This species is abundant and not subject to international or domestic trade bans or restrictions.

Countries Where Found

Naturally Occurring