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    Author(s): William B. Leak
    Date: 1961
    Source: Forest Research Note NE-122. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
    Publication Series: Forest Research Note
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Yellow birch, the most valuable timber tree in the northern hardwood forest, is losing ground in northern New England. Birch dieback in the late 1930s and 1940s killed millions of board-feet of yellow birch. Meanwhile, the demand for yellow birch veneer and lumber has increased by leaps and bounds. So industries that depend upon yellow birch are having increasing difficulties in finding adequate supplies of raw material.

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    Leak, William B. 1961. Yellow birch grows better in mixed-wood stands than in northern hardwood old-growth stands. Forest Research Note NE-122. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4

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