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birch

(bĭrch)
(Betula alba) Often consumed as a tea; the oil preparation is of alleged value in bladder disorders; sometimes used topically, although its toxicity makes it unsuitable for pediatric patients.
Synonym(s): white birch.

birch

a tree of shrub of the genus Betula with simple leaves, an outer bark that peels easily, and pale, fine-grained wood.
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If you have moved to a southern climate from northern regions, you will find yourself missing birches, or at least the white-barked versions.
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Readily available as lumber and veneer, it is probably the most commercially used of the North American birches for furniture, millwork, interior and exterior doors, paneling, store fixtures, institutional furniture, kitchen cabinetry, flooring, turnings, toys and accessories.
Most birches also have a graceful shape which is seen at its best after the leaves have fallen.
Throughout, you are made aware of the birches through the silk-screened glass walls which overlook the court, and are shaded to some extent by the leaves.
In "Birches," the most recent and most conceptual series of Lichtsteiner's works from the past two years, his painterly methods have converged on a single motif.
Birches produce sap in spring and run for a month to five weeks, says the Alberta Sugarmakers Association.
Experiments on living birches have shown that leaves produce fewer pores when the atmosphere holds more carbon dioxide.
GROVES OF BIRCHES HAVE A graceful character all their own.
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The commercial birches of note in the United States and Canada include yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) and paper birch (Betula papyrifera).
At that time the world's entire population of roundleaf birches consisted of just 41 individual trees scattered along a one-mile stretch of Cressy Creek.