yellow birch


Definition of yellow birch

: a large birch (Betula alleghaniensis synonym B. lutea) of chiefly eastern North America with thin lustrous gray or yellow bark forming plates with ragged edges in older trees also : its strong hard dark brown to reddish-brown wood

Examples of yellow birch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a rare blend of hardwoods, such as red oak, sugar maple, and yellow birch, and coniferous species such as red spruce, white pine, and eastern hemlock – 32 varieties in all. Moira Donovan, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Feb. 2022 The snow was cold enough to creak and shiver beneath my skis, and the yellow birch forest strained the morning sunshine into silvered lines of shadow. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Plan a day hike in Shenandoah National Park or Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October to see some of the brightest crimson maples and yellow birch leaves out there. Outside Online, 8 Nov. 2021 Unlike humans, most trees are long-life species, ranging from the yellow birch, which lives roughly 150 years, to the bristlecone pine, the oldest known of which is nearly 5,000 years old. Lauren Markham, Wired, 9 Oct. 2021 In the autumn, prepare yourself for a rainbow of fall delight as the surrounding sugar maple, white oak, tulip poplar and yellow birch trees show off their true colors. Kelly Sundstrom, ajc, 12 Sep. 2016 Those tall yellow birch trees are quite impressive! Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 26 Sep. 2020 There is also a yellow birch that has the coolest root system. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2020 Naked hardwoods including red oak, basswood and yellow birch mix with the evergreens. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of yellow birch

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Yellow birch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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