Latin: Betula Alleghaniensis
Other common names:Yellow Birch
Mature Height: commonly 60′ to 75′ tall; can reach 100′ in the wild Under right conditions can live beyond 100 years old.
Soil/Climate: native to northeastern North America, common in cool regions; often on north facing slopes, shade to part shade
Notes: The name “yellow birch” reflects the color of the tree’s bark. The wood of Betula alleghaniensis is extensively used for flooring, cabinetry and toothpicks. Most wood sold as birch in North America is from this tree. Broken twigs have a wintergreen smell. The bark is amber to silvery with a smooth texture and exfoliating in thin rolls.
Wildlife: Attracts birds.