Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Birch Bark

The Bella Coola Valley has enough interior influence (cold winters, warm summers and less precipitation) which make it ideal for paper birch (Betula papyrifera). There are no large contiguous stands of it in the valley, but it's just about everywhere intermixed with the deciduous forest and young conifer forests.  It's a beautiful tree for shade, just to look at, for firewood and lumber for cabinetry.  I enjoy the bark because they have lots of colour variations between different trees and as they age.  Grizzly

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