What is a birch tree?

A Birch is a thin-leaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula (lot.). There are more than fifty Birches species native to Europe and Asia include. Our company is offering Betula pendula commonly known as Silver Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch or East Asian White Birch.

Silver Birch wood is pale in colour. Heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. There is virtually no color distinction between annual growth rings. Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture.

Birch wood is used in making furniture, plywood, veneers, floor, skis and in turnery. It makes a good firewood that produces a good heat when burnt, but is quickly consumed by the flames.

Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Birch lumber turns, glues, and finishes well.

Betula pendula is considered a species of least concern by the IUCN Red List.

Common Name(s): Silver Birch
Scientific Name: Betula pendula
Tree Size: 15 to 25 m (49 to 82 ft) tall; trunk usually under 40 cm (16 in) diameter
Average Dried Weight: 640 kg/m3 (40 lbs/ft3)
Janka Hardness: 5,360 N (1,210 lbf)