The Betula Populifolia
is commonly known as Fire Birch
, Gray Birch
, Grey Birch
, Oldfield Birch
, White Birch
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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
The currently accepted scientific name for gray birch is Betula
populifolia Marsh. [22
]. There are no recognized subspecies, varieties,
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 .
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Much of the information presented 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 USDA Forest Service.