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A North American birch with peeling reddish-brown or orange bark.
- ‘The floodplains and islands of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers were forested with low-lying cottonwood and willow, grading into river birch and swamp white oak, with silver maple, American elm, and ash invading higher stands.’
- ‘Experts recommend herbaceous perennials - like cardinal flower, Joe-Pye weed, and daylilies - as well as woody plants such as river birch, button bush, and sweet pepperbush.’
- ‘Over there on the edge of the creek, by the tree I learned to call ironwood but whose accepted name is river birch, was a small eastern cedar with a trunk about the size of my middle finger.’
- ‘The native river birch is a clean, graceful tree that provides bright/filtered shade.’
- ‘The Sidwells enlarged the patio and covered it with an arbor; created perimeter beds of mixed shrubs and planted a vegetable garden as well as a graceful, native river birch and an ‘Oklahoma’ redbud.’
- ‘Residents are also encouraged to plant river birch.’
- ‘Another Maryland tree, a 81-foot river birch in historic Belt Woods, has little chance of survival, says Pam.’
- ‘The three worked closely together to ensure that the new landscape would harmonize with a surrounding woodland of aspens, Douglas firs, ponderosa pines, and river birches.’
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