Wire Birch Tree Information

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Wire Birch grows in the following 18 states and provinces:

Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia

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The Betula Populifolia is commonly known as the Fire Birch, Gray Birch, Grey Birch, Oldfield Birch, White Birch as well as Wire Birch.

The currently accepted scientific name for gray birch is Betula populifolia Marsh. . There are no recognized subspecies, varieties, or forms.

The range of gray birch extends west from Nova Scotia to southern Ontario, and south to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  Disjunct populations occur in northern Ohio, Virginia, and western North Carolina .

Gray birch is listed as a common associate of the aspen-birch (Populus spp.-Betula spp.) and the beech-birch-maple (Fagus spp.-Betula spp.-Acer spp.) communities in the northeastern hardwood forest, but it is not an indicator of any particular habitat type .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Coladonato, Milo. 1992. Betula populifolia. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website