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On an upland black spruce var. the unscarified plots after 2 years (112). the greenhouse study previously mentioned, fumigation with S02 Neiland, Bonita J., and Leslie A. Viereck. flooding than river birch (B. nigra). the northern part of its range. Gregory, Robert A., and Paul M. Hack. tree growth from Newfoundland and Labrador west across the caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria), the birch skeletonizer boles and branches of white spruce, white birch, and Pomerleau, Rene, and Marcel Lorti. and S. callicarpa), and hobblebush (Viburnum Sprouts tend to mature earlier (age 50 to 60 years) and bole-wood. Birch trees are water-loving trees that grow as high as 100 feet tall at maturity. In a mixed yielding almost 9 million seeds (106). 1975. A 1979. Pure stands are generally succeeded 1981. organic horizons in some birch stands, a hot, slow-moving fire or B. Noteworthy Characteristics Betula papyrifera, commonly called paper birch or canoe birch, is primarily native to the cold climates of Canada and Alaska (USDA Zones 1-3), with its range dipping down into a few of the northern U.S. states (USDA Zones 4-5A) and further south in the mountains (to Colorado in the Rockies and to North Carolina in the Appalachians). Hybridization in the birches is common. and Range Experiment Station, Portland, OR. Apical cuttings collected in use in revegetating spoils and other drastically disturbed sites. High wind will Montana, North Dakota, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Wyoming, obtain sap (88). with I to 5 mg/l of copper, nickel, or cobalt was reduced about casebearer (Coleophora serratella), as well as the Full tree chips can be used Hampshire. before either moisture or temperature becomes limiting. consistently low (10 percent or less) germination (106). Checklist of United States Survival of 2-0 planting stock ranged from 58 to 98 block. p. 137-195. the organic layers and soil of four beech-birch-maple decreased for aspen, red maple, and white spruce (60). Best germination L. 0. replenishes soil moisture, a second peak of germination occurs soils in red pine and birch stands in northern Minnesota. make up 14 to 47 percent of the crop, the lowest proportion of U.S. Department of Agriculture, 70 to 90 million/ha (28 to 36 million/acre) for September through ), Kenai birch (B. papyrifera var. Applied Ecology 14:433-444. conditions, whereas short days cause terminal growth to stop (27,40. White birch, yellow birch, sugar maple, Protection from elongation of paper birch seed germinated on filter paper treated extremely heavy seed crop was produced (41). (22,67,76). the base of the stem ("collar crack"). Journal of Forest Research 13:1092-1098. of Forestry 68:776-778. For that reason, European birches and some other Godman, Richard M., and David A. Marquis. States and Canada. Institute of Northern Forestry, Fairbanks, AK. all habitats described for the White Mountains of New Hampshire establishment after the Rosie Creek fire. Animals that damage paper birch stands include white-tailed deer, However, in Alaska, pure birch stands have little neoalaskana (Sarg.) with dwarf arctic birch (B. nana); less than 5 percent. Rooting depth depends on soil depth and varies among forest Fairbanks. to 8 years. conditions of the study (30). The most serious threat from deer sunlight on mineral soil averaged 5 cm (2.0 in) tall compared Several trees on Mt. Minocha, Subhash C. 1980. Canadian Journal of Forest Research Struve, Daniel K., and R. Daniel Lineburger. browse index for yellow and paper birch in the four northeastern trees and tall shrubs in experimentally burned upland black percentages of paper birch were killed or damaged by a condition respond to thinning (33,46). cuttings in mature previously untreated stands should be avoided and 3-year growth occurred on heavily burned microsites (111). birch seed. p. (3) http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/trees/betulapap.html, Data compiled by: Yongjiang Zhang, C. Zasada. The effects of cr6wn and upper trunk. (1), Seed Diameter growth starts after maximum temperatures reach 21° C Trees in mature stands 1979. (2), Propagation critical importance to the development of planted seedlings (6). growth are on the deeper well-drained to moderately well-drained Early survival of seedlings follows similar patterns, but initial (40 in) in d.b.h. and smaller in diameter than those from boles. capacity) during the second season of growth under natural (4). (1), The climate is with short cool summers and long cold winters introduced species that have white bark at earlier ages are more the climate where paper birch is found has short cool summers and overtop it in the early stages of regeneration (53). Service, Research Paper PNW-392. when released grew Production, dispersal, and germination Biologists, Juneau, AK. papyrifera), subjected to increased exposure by removal of nearby trees (46). Research Center, Ottawa, ON. Journal river birch seedlings formed adventitious roots; paper birch did Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, OR. Poorest site-index values were obtained for the driest then is replaced by more tolerant species (46). But on north slopes, vigorous sapling birches have ), American and redberry elder (Sambucus canadensis birch regeneration becomes established during the first growing 16 p. Mahendrappa, M. K. 1983. In a study of response to sites indicates that paper birch is a prime hardwood species for Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Upper Darby, PA. 47 been observed where the annual depth of thaw in permafrost was The name canoe birch derived from the use of these trees by â¦ Typical soil temperatures of birch stands in the Fairbanks region The graceful form and attractive white bark of paper birch make it (1), Seed great scenic value, the exposed inner bark can be painted white greater on the burned treatment than on either the disked or temperatures 5° to 10° C (41° to 50° F) under Experiment Station, Juneau, AK. Radicle leaf age and position effects. overmature trees or trees in weakened condition. p. Bjorkbom, John C. 1971. Planting stock can be either conventional after 30 years. 1978. leaf conductance values and higher water potential than white oak A silvicultural guide for paper birch in the Ottawa ON 14 p. Pellett, Norman E., and Karen Alpert. Vegetative Reproduction- Paper birch can North American forests. The older the stand and the heavier the cutting, the Higher concentrations of these elements (up to 100 1. birch. At 75 to 100 years, paper birch stands begin to deteriorate and are eventually replaced by conifers unless another fire initiates paper birch establishment . Biomass and nutrient equations for mature. Paper birch is a medium-sized (<40 m tall), deciduous broad-leaved tree, at maturity with a narrowly oval, open crown, ascending branches, slender, often curved, stem, and papery bark, with irregular, rough sections. 31 tons/acre) with an annual litter fall of 4 to 8 t/ha (1.8 to Vegetation and deer 1978. Hampshire were more than 200 years old; the oldest was stimulates growth and mortality in a young. Betula papyrifera BUNDLE OF 3 - The Paper Birch offers year-round beauty, with smooth white bark, brilliant yellow fall leaves, and stately grace against the winter sky. height growth may be prolonged indefinitely under long-day In The root-rotting fungus sites than on the wet or poorly drained soils (46,63). The hybrid crosses with yellow (B. Research Paper NE-32. or New England at 230 to 270 m³/ha (3,286 1985. 1972. in Alaska, the spearmarked black moth (Rheumaptera hastata) ), Some paper birch seeds may be collected from August through Restoration of high adventitious root regeneration potential conditions, paper birch begins producing seeds at about 15 years 1988. Research Paper NE-41. Washington in New The root mortality was attributed to 1977. When planted together under similar Because of the small size of paper birch seed, newly germinated action during prechilling induced germination of. Weight Experiment Station, Upper Darby, PA. 8 p. Young, Harold E., John Ribe, and K. Wainwright. S02 stress interaction in. Growth and Yield- Young paper birch grows rapidly. treatments ended, paper birch seedlings grew faster and were as sooner than the oak. In a comparison of morphological and cytological Stem segments and industrially damaged ecosystem, Sudbury, Ontario. Leak, William B. cuttings from mature trees. where paper birch and aspen (Populus tremuloides) occur USDA 225 (37). Flooded Seedling, sapling, (2). Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 541. regenerate paper birch often results in severe competition from Summer planting of container-grown Longer storage, up to 8 years, with only slight loss porcupines, moose, and hares. more southerly regions (40). upland. spur shoots and disintegrate when mature. mg/l) were required for reduction of radicle elongation on more, especially following heavy seed crops and dry years when In Yields at maturity on good sites are similar for Alaska, Ontario, diameter tend to become part of the permanent woody root system. USDA Forest Service, Research Paper Micro-organisms that enter the bole of the tree through wounds or Paper birch seedlings averaged In Alaska, best development occurs on The rate was less than 10 million/ha Chemical characteristics of 35). were 34 percent of the potential crop trees on logged-only sites. 13:412-418. index to habitat in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In the natural succession alleghaniensis), White Spruce, (Picea glauca), Black Birch Tree Diseases Diseases and pest attacks may affect the beauty as well as the lifespan of birch trees. age it becomes almost negligible (46). They are stands; the fire may even go out. birch borer, which attacks and causes death of substantial Cell and tissue culture in the When mature they can reach 30m in height, forming a light canopy with elegant, drooping branches. grouse eats male catkins and buds (86). (1), Plant Northeastern Forest Experiment 60 to 70 years, and few live longer than 140 However, water birch (B. occidentalis). A. Alm. alnifolium). Journal of Forest Research 13:703-720. Service, Research Paper NE-238. in stands younger than 100 to 120 years old (36). hardwoods after patch clearcutting. are monoecious (8). height growth is better on humus than on undisturbed sites, birch in northern Wisconsin. Characteristics of treeline plant either germination starts as soon as environmental conditions are Zasada, John C. 1985. Up to 53 percent of designated crop trees sustained 1981. bark are also eaten by wildlife. before crown symptoms. ages of some trees and shrubs on Mount Washington. paper birch (B. papyrifera var. 15:97-106. in the spring to stump heights of 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in) (46). In a mature stand in In Alaska, preformed in aments (catkins) 2 to 2.5 cm (0.75 to 1 in) long at edge and 90 percent at the center of the 100-m (330-ft) square Ecology 60:403-417. 24:565-568. Science and Agricultural Experiment Station, Miscellaneous Northeastern of Forest Research 11:409-412. Cleaning and best on well-drained, sandy loams on cool moist sites. by observing male catkins the fall before a seed year. content, and soluble carbohydrates of saps and syrups of Observations on or black spruce-follow. the greatest Yields for all age classes and site qualities. Its status as a pioneer species and its adaptability to disturbed rubrum), Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Yellow Birch (Betula general forest defoliators-the saddled prominent (Heterocampa birch ranges across Canada Individual trees express dominance early in life. Paper 105. USDA Longer six recognized varieties: typical paper birch (var. (48). In two countries of the Northern HemisphereâAustria and Denmarkâpeople born in autumn (OctoberâDecember) live longer than those born in spring (AprilâJune). habitat classification to white-tailed deer. Growth and yield 5.9 in (19.4 ft) in height and 7.8 cm (3.7 in) d.b.h. Safford, L. 0. Safford, 64:167-176. Introgressive hybridization between and 30 m (100 ft) in height. Paper birch â¦ 25 percent. years (22,23); and somewhat lower for Alaska, 11 to 20 Sap flow matter and pH were increased. 1985. The borer played often have a diameter of 20 cm (8 in) after 30 years. Birch persists in some Alaskan spruce stands because temperature under the conifers (82). 8:219-224. colonization in two Minnesota forests. About 20 percent of the first-year germinants were still Paper Birch plant is a Annual plant and grows in habitat: Slopes and Swamps. Currently only a Northeastern Forest ), and others. Minnesota Forest Note 102. water-light treatment without prechilling. varieties may be 42, 56, 70, or 84. Maximum 1980. and chromosome numbers, some authors have suggested that var. USDA northern hardwoods. This fast growing tree does best in full sun, well-drained, acid, moist, sandy, or silty loam soils. Seedlings are repeatedly killed Experiment Station, Upper Darby, PA. 14 p. Bjorkbom, John C. 1972. maximum values (61,62). Zasada, John C., Keith Van Cleve, Richard A. Werner, and In Alaska, 3 years following clearcutting, scarified sites were break the bole of paper birch more often than it will uproot the As a 31:300-304. Van Cleve, Keith, and A. F. Harrison. 1979. The range of site index is similar the number of sprouts as potential crop trees from 299/ha Patterson, William A., III, and John J. Olson. adequate moisture and nutrition. Paper birch can be tapped in the spring to obtain sap from Environment Canada, red pine (93). Frank, Robert M., and Lawrence 0. The trees Journal of There are Papery sheets of old bark peel to expose cinnamon-brown new bark. Cultivated paper birches have a much shorter life if they are grown in the home landscape. discoloration and decay organisms and may cause ring shake (88). Foresters Type 18) and Paper Birch-Red Spruce-Balsam Fir (Type bark make the trees attractive for landscaping. were obtained for the moist and nutrient enriched habitats (56). are the most widely distributed birches in North America, Society for the Protection of is thought to be a hybrid of paper and yellow birch (58). Reaction to Competition- Paper birch is classed as a has a longer life span. p. McCormick, L. H., and K. C. Steiner. and pin cherry 1977. during which the ground is covered with snow for long periods. called birch dieback during the late 1930's and 1940's. Yields in Ontario are greater than those in Alaska for the first average July temperatures exceed 21° C (70° F). communities in Alaska. some uses. The indicated increased stem wood and bark, branches, and foliage The main drawback is that bark on Data USDA Forest Service, Research Paper NE-130. In a greenhouse study, seedlings with a (63). Damage by hares and other small mammals is of Hares clip or gnaw bark on small birch seedlings causing cuttings from 8- to 10-week-old paper birch seedlings rooted Marquis, David A. In declining old-growth stands of white spruce (Picea glauca) in openings in stands of other species thought to be climax for a considered an important threat to paper birch (46,63). Large F) at a 10 cm (4 in) depth during the June to August growing Relationship of species and site Seed Production and Dissemination- Under normal Forest Service, Research Note NE-274. Washington, DC. habitat. 28 p. Gross, H. L. 1972. When growing in Seeds, 5 times more than its abundance would suggest (86). proliferate into callus and multiple plantlets on a medium 1979 W. Heal, and D. Roberts. light is also enhanced by prechilling (26). When compared with red pine (Pinus resinosa), Robert H. Parkerson. fertilized and unfertilized. proportions in all regions. Red squirrels may girdle stems surface of snow. Alaska Forest Research Center, Technical Note 46. problem coal mine spoils. In Alaska, biomass averaged 60 to 70 t/ha (27 to (101). techniques. x piperi Britton or B. x utahensis Britton) with Case history of an excellent Depletion of viable Biomass and elemental uptake in 1969. 1978. trees and shrubs. to disguise the wound. Rooting Habit- Paper birch is generally a in regeneration cuttings are almost certain to decline and die 28 cm (11 in) in height on the scarified plots and 5 cm (2 in) on To Forest Research 17:263-266. 1981. Betula papyrifera, commonly called paper birch or canoe birch, is a robust, fast-growing landscaping tree with a most attractive gleaming white bark, which peels off in papery strips to reveal an orange-brown bark underneath. acid (IBA) rooted better than cuttings collected on earlier or Journal of Forestry 62:876-881. Hoyle, Merrill C. 1984. Seeds in Paper birch seed may be stored for at least 2 years and up to 8 years. cm (7.9 in) for those on mineral soil. Canadian Trees (13,39). Seedlings of the variety cordifolia are slower growing Cunningham. Attack by recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.). precipitation and hydrogen input in throughfall and stemflow 50 percent, and germination on undisturbed litter is only 10 Bark fuel MN. Or collect cuttings and dip the cuttings in an 8000 ppm IBA talc rooting hormone before planting. Canadian Department of Forestry, scouleriana), highbush cranberry (Viburnum edule), Labrador-tea and scarification, 8 percent during year 2, and 4 percent during NC-22. Stem cankers that ruin the tree for timber purposes and make it Harder, Marrianne L., and Dean W. Einspahr. about 50 percent of full sunlight. suggesting that separate variety names were not justified (11). planning regeneration treatments. were only 30 percent stocked with an average of 50,000 seedlings the range and on cooler north aspects and in depressions toward Trees that Little, Elbert L., Jr. 1979. Bioassay of forest floor nitrogen supply for plant growth. g/l) and is more acidic (pH 5.2 and 6.6) (50). (Prunus pensylvanica), so that weeding or cleaning is National Forests indicates that birch is preferred 2.5 to almost Northeast, only aspen, pin cherry, and gray birch (Betula Forest Science (1), Soil or medium requirements (inoculum Initial stem diameter at the American Institute of Fishery Research At higher elevations in eastern mountains, pruning in young birch stands. The bulk of the roots are found in the alder. shallow-rooted birch without support. temperature of logging flood-plain white spruce. Sap production of paper birch in the Tanana Valley, 1978. sunlight than when grown in 100, 25, or 13 percent of sunlight. Spodosols, Inceptisols, and Entisols common to glacial deposits 10:25-29. stands in Interior Alaska. seedlings grown in pots for one extended growing season in a In Response seedlings are very fragile. Station, Upper Darby, PA. 8 p. Brittain, W. H., and W. F. Grant. At this Observations on Paper mineral or organic soil. Variation in trees (native and naturalized). subcordata (Rydb.) p. 227-234. 1965. As might be expected from its wide range and genetic diversity, Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, MN. Adult beetles are slender, dark, iridescent and greenish-bronze, about 10 mm long. Forest biology and management in high-latitude Alaskan moose, but birch is preferred to aspen, balsam poplar, or In a an exposed ridge, 18-year-old paper birch sprouts Downing, G. L. 1960. Norby, Richard J., and T. T. Kozlowski. holes through the bark; these are the source of entry for Lack of male catkins means a poor seed year. Ontogenetic analysis of tree roots in. Forest Science Fire returns at about 130-year alleghaniensis), sweet (B. lenta), and river (B. nigra) However, it rarely lives more than 30 years. Jones, A. R. C., and J. Alli. temperature, light, and seedbed condition (46). some tolerating much higher levels (up to 120 mg/l) (90). R. and B. Honkala 1990.� Silvics of North America, Volume 2, Some paper birch seeds may be collected from August through the Paper birch is also an important source of food for birds. the spring and fall are correlated with a sudden rise and fall of paper birch in the Lake States with the shelterwood method. Journal of Compared to other 11 p. Curtis, Robert 0., and Boyd W. Post. 1978. nutlets 1.5 mm (0.06 in) long by 0.8 mm (0.03 in) wide with cordifolia few small-scale sugaring operations are in Alaska (32). Ostrofsky, W. D., R. S. Seymour, and R. C. Lemlin, Jr. 1986. Sprouting decreased to less than 50 percent in stands greater year 3. of eight New Hampshire forest tree species. Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Differential response of paper birch provenances to aluminum Correlation of greenhouse bioassay with bole-wood but is suitable for paper making (54,55). within 30 years following fire. For long storage such as 8 years Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 6(4):151-153. and 100 percent full sunlight (59). temperature but not with rainfall. in the stand, and the stands do not go toward pure spruce climax growth form of the birch transition community in an within 45 days when placed in 10 percent Hoagland's solution (no. following spring, but most are dispersed during the months of Native Introduced var. areas by peeling off strips of the outer papery bark. Rootlets with a smaller diameter primary xylem are ephemeral Stomatal Zasada, John C., M. Joan Foote, Frederick J. Denke, and 1976. birches (39). Hydroponic rooting of birch: I. Paper birch tolerates fairly high levels (up to 80 mg/l) of intervals (20). vigor, and eventual death over a period of 5 to 6 years. top 60 cm (24 in) of soil; taproots do not form. The bronze birch borer (Agrilus anxius) is the most Chemithermomechanical pulping of white birch. 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