Effect of Seedbed Condition on Paper Birch Reproduction
Paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh) is widely used in the manufacture of specialty products such as toys, toothpicks, bobbins, and crutches. In recent years demand for paper birch has increased. At the same time, the available supply of paper birch is decreasing. Dieback is killing much of it. Logging and normal mortality are gradually eliminating it from mixed stands, because it is short-lived and intolerant. And less land is reverting to paper birch. Even now there is a shortage of high-quality paper birch boltwood in many areas.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Member of the Experiment Station's Research Center at Laconia, N. H.
Publication date: 1954-07-01
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