Part of birch  genus Betula and birch / alder / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Great Lakes and East, and 🇺🇸 USA Great Lakes, 🗻︎ Appalachia and East, in climax forests with beech and 🍁︎ maple.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Betula hosts caterpillars of 413 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

"Yellow" refers to the color of the tree's bark.  The wood is valuable for veneer.

In areas of high populations of deer  family Cervidae, landscapers may need to protect young trees with deer-exclosure plant cages (.pdf).

Learn more about yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis

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