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The picturesque white birch tree tested by drought, insects, disease

By Joan Meeder

Special to the News-Review

A highly-treasured but seemingly vanishing symbol of the North Woods is the striking white birch tree, scientifically labeled betula papyrifera but also known as paper or canoe birch.

The tree’s white bark is a stark contrast to blue skies and evergreen trees, complementing the snowy North Woods landscape in the winter.

Birch trees are prized for their outstanding bark

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:49 PM

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