Bark is not easily separated into layers, in that respect differing from the paper birch.
The canoe birch or paper birch is the noblest member of the family.
The largest use of paper birch is for spools, the common kind for thread.
paper birch and yellow birch logs in damp situations occasionally show this.
The bark of the paper birch, however, is a clear white and peels off in thin papery layers instead of being close.
When paper birch does not find open tracts, it contents itself with sharing ground with other species.
Like paper birch and lodgepole pine, it follows forest fires where the ground is laid bare by the burning.
Tooth picks, shoe pegs, and shoe shanks are other important commodities manufactured from paper birch.
It profits by severe burning, as some other trees of the United States do, such as paper birch and bird cherry.
The case is a little different with paper birch and with aspen, which are also fire trees.