NH State Forest Nursery

Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera

The State tree of New Hampshire; grows across much of central and northern North America, west to Alaska. A pioneer species, growing quickly on bare, exposed mineral soil in partial to full sunlight. Striking white peeling bark on mature stems, used years ago for canoe and wigwam coverings. Seeds eaten by song and game birds; twigs browsed by deer, moose and snowshoe hare. Mature height 60-80'.

ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE DECIDUOUS TREE PACKAGE

Seedling Details
Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500 per 1000
2 yr 6-14" N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A N/A

Available in the Native Species and Songbird/Wildlife Packages.

NH State Forest Nursery | Division of Forest and Lands
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 796-2323  |  fax: (603) 271-6488