Birch, Yellow


Betula alleghaniensis

Yellow birch is a medium size tree with characteristic bronze peeling bark. It is more shade tolerant and lives longer than other birch species. It does best on loamy, moist soils in northern hardwood forests.

Yellow birch is planted for landscaping, wood products, and wildlife habitat. Seeds, buds, and catkins are eaten by wildlife. Birds and small mammals shelter is hollow trees. The timber is used for veneer and specialty products


  • Size: 12" - 24"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: sandy, loam
  • Sun: part sun - part shade
  • Moisture: moderate
  • Height: 50-75
  • Growth Rate: moderate - fast
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

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Wednesday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m.
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