Name : Paper Birch
Family : Betulaceae
Leaf : Egg-shaped ; pointy tip ; jagged edges.
Bark : Thin ; smooth ; pinkish-white to creamy-white coloured ; easily comes off and flakes in horizontal strips.
Uses : Paper pulp ; chopsticks ; toothpicks ; wooden spoons ; furniture ; caskets ; plywood.
Did you know that you shouldn’t pull off the Paper Birch tree’s bark ? Too much sun and air exposure to the inner bark can kill the tree.
Native Americans used Paper Birch bark to make canoes.