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    Paper Birch: Shining Beauty

    By James R. Fazio | February 13, 2018

    Betula papyrifera …it is now one of the best loved trees of the New England landscape, and when we remember a scene there, we see birches in it — gleaming white trunks, houses, and churches painted a cold, clean white, and pure country snow stretching white over dale and hill. — Donald Culross Peattie Beauty and romance may be the first images many people associate with the gleaming white paper birch. But this symbol of the north country, and the…

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    Paper Birch: The Quixotic Novelty

    (Betula papyrifera) Before it became frowned upon as an act of vandalism, people would peel layers of the thin, paper-like bark and write on it as a novel way to send messages, hence the…

    By Sheereen Othman | November 24, 2015