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Downy Birch
Betula pubescens

This tree, native to northern Europe, Greenland and Iceland, has cracked and shedding bark of a distinctive cream-green color. It is used for food, medicinal purposes, woodworking. Its bark is used for building boats and canoes.

Habitat:Wet sites in northern latitudes.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree growing to a large oval shape, up to 65 feet high, when given the space, with a single trunk or branches that begin close to the ground.
Presence in US:CT GA IN MA MD ME MI MT NJ NY OH PA RI VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:BC NS ON
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