Paper Birch


The paper birch is also called white birch, canoe birch, or silver birch. Paper birch is short-lived and rarely lives more than 140 years. The pretty foliage and distinct white bark make the trees attractive for landscaping. Birch is small to medium-sized, averaging 16 metres (54 feet) high. Mi’kmaq people have many uses for the birch including canoe making, basket making, and utensils. Bark is also used for kindling to make a fire.

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There are about 60 different species of birch. The bark from the White Birch is used to make canoes, dwellings, and containers.