Lot Location: 9.2
Mature Height: commonly 60′ to 75′ tall; can reach 100′ in the wild Under right conditions can live beyond 100 years old.
Soil/Climate: native to northeastern North America, common in cool regions; often on north facing slopes, part shade
Notes: The name “yellow birch” reflects the color of the tree’s bark. The wood is used often for flooring, cabinetry and toothpicks. Most wood sold as birch in North America is from this tree. Bark and twigs have a wintergreen smell when broken. The bark is amber to silvery with a smooth texture and comes off in thin rolls.
Wildlife: Attracts birds.