Paper Birch

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)


Common Names: Paper Birch


Distribution: Northern and Central North America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood.


Janka Hardness: 910 lbf


Density: 3.2 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage 1:

Radial (thickness): 3.2%

Tangential (width): 6.2%

Volumetric (total): 9.9%

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Common reactions simply include skin and respiratory irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Plywood, boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim


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