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Yellow Birch
Betula alleghaniensis
Yellow birch Bark of yellow birch Yellow birch growing from a stump Leaf of yellow birch
Yellow birch
Bark of yellow birch
Yellow birch growing from a stump
Leaf of yellow birch
(Images courtesy G. Lumis)

Bark

  • Yellow-orange bark that peels and turns to reddish-brown as it ages

Pests

  • Resistant to birch leafminer
  • Moderately susceptible to bronze birch borer

General Comments

  • Native to the Great Lakes region and the northeastern United States
  • Can be grown in more shade than the other birches
  • May be difficult to find available in nurseries
  • Not widely planted as an ornamental
  • Requires a cool, moist planting site

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