BIRCH is a tree occurring in BC in 2 varieties. White birch, also known as paper birch (Betula papyrifera), is distributed throughout most of the province. It is distinctive for its smooth white paper-like bark, which Interior FIRST NATIONS used for making CANOES, containers, and a host of other items. More recently the wood has been used for PULP stock and veneer (see also FOREST PRODUCTS). Western birch, or water birch (Betula...

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