Yellow Birch

Ojibwe Name:

wiinizik 

Scientific Name:

Betula alleghaniensis

Significance in Ojibwe Cultures:

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How to Identify the Leaves:

Yellow birches are a slow growing medium sized tree and can grow up to 25 meters tall. Its leaves are deep yellowish-green oval leaves (8 to 11 centimetres long). The birch's bark begins thin, shiny, reddish-brown; as the tree ages it becomes dull yellow and darkens to bronze when mature.

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