White birch (Betula papyrifera)
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Latin (scientific) name: Betula papyrifera
Common English name: White birch
Other names: Paper birch, canoe birch
French name: Bouleau à papier
Found in every Canadian province and territory, white birch tolerates diverse environmental conditions.
White birch is sometimes called canoe birch as the bark can be used to make canoes.
The White birch is the official arboreal emblem of Saskatchewan.
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A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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