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Delicate leaves provide dappled shade.
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How to use it. This sculptural tree may have single or multiple trunks. It is beautiful at the edge of a woodland, in an allée, in a grove or quincunx, and as a one-speciman tree next to a patio.
Other uses. If all or part of your mature birch tree has to come down, make sure to chop it into fireplace logs to leave out on display like all the fancy photo stylists do.
Also, birch trees are valuable for wildlife — birds love to nest in it, and some eat its catkins and seeds; sapsuckers suck its sap; porcupines eat its bark; deer eat its leaves; and the list goes on.
Finally, these trees make for some really gorgeous Native American canoes, hence the common name Canoe Birch.