White Birch

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A tree containing betulinol, glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, sesquiterpenes, tannins, volatile oil—e.g., betulin


(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.
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They actually used the willow tree, not the black birch," he added.
In addition, Northern Securities received a non-transferable option to buy up to 536,500 common shares at USD0.10 per share within 24 months from the listing of Black Birch Capital common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Congruence among light, soil water, organic matter, and mineralization rate was significantly greater on sample points occupied by black birch (C = 0.820) than on points occupied by white birch (C = 0.567, P [less than] 0.01) or yellow birch (C = 0.600, P [less than] 0.05; multisample median test and Levy's multiple-comparison test, Zar 1996).
Northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) and red maple (Acer rubrum L.) dominated the stand at the time of this study, but white ash (Fraxinus americana L.), eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.), white birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.), black birch (B.
Other names for sweet birch include cherry birch and black birch. Sweet birch ranges from Maine to as far south as Georgia and west to Michigan with most lumber produced in the Adirondack and eastern Appalachian areas.
The paper birches and pin cherries, normally among the first to grow after an area has been cleared, developed soon after the plot was pulled down, but quickly died off, defeated in part by shade provided by the many large downed trees and by the rapid growth of black birch.
Common examples of naturally regenerating species are yellow poplar, red maple, sourwood, black birch, black cherry, and numerous shrub species.
A video in the PowerPoint presentation showed one bull moose latching on to a shoulder-high black birch branch near the small trunk, and easily stripping the entire branch of tender leaves.
"There's been a lot of muted yellow and some reds," she said yesterday of the park that lists among its most common trees black birch and chestnut oak.
But since the storm, with nothing blocking sunlight, we expect a thick cover of raspberries, oak seedlings, along with black birch, red maple, and white pine seedlings all vying for dominance, creating a canopy over the downed trees in as little as 3 to 5 years, he said.
More recently he's been picking burdock flower stalks and petioles, Juneberries, mulberries, chickweed leaves, sow thistle leaves, black birch twigs (for tea), cattail pollen, purslane leaves, lamb's quarters leaves, chanterelles, carrion flower shoots, and milkweed flower buds.
In the Eastern Hemlock area there are hemlock up to 260 years old, black birch up to 245 years old and red oaks up to 315 years old, he said.