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David Beaulieu

Birch Trees

By January 4, 2013

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Birch trees offer visual interest to the landscape long after fall foliage season has come and gone. Their bark is, doubtlessly, the feature for which birch trees are best known. The characteristic shedding pattern of birch tree bark, with its odd texture, draws attention to the trunk just as surely as does the color. The classic (paper) birch tree has bark with a white color, but other colors are available (e.g., yellow birch trees have a golden bark).

Still other birch trees have a weeping form. All these attributes (unusual form, interesting bark texture, eye-catching bark color) can be enjoyed even when no leaves are present -- in fact, such features are probably more easily appreciated precisely in the absence of foliage. As a result, birch trees are a first-rate choice for the winter landscape.

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