a North American birch, Betula papyrifera, having a tough bark and yielding a valuable wood: the state tree of New Hampshire.
- Also called canoe birch.
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The terrain was becoming rockier now, with paper birch and spruce trees replacing the canopy of sugar maples and yellow birch.
Comparisons: The paper birch (Betula papyrifera) is apt to be confused with the gray birch, because both have a white bark.Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
The bark of the paper birch, however, is a clear white and peels off in thin papery layers instead of being close.Studies of Trees | Jacob Joshua Levison
It resembles paper birch, and has often been supposed to be that tree.American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
The canoe birch or paper birch is the noblest member of the family.Trees Worth Knowing | Julia Ellen Rogers
The largest use of paper birch is for spools, the common kind for thread.American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson