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How Well Do You Know the Birch Tree?

Do you think you are a horticulturist? Well, let's find out how well you know the Birch tree by taking this quiz!
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TheĀ Betulaceae family have distinctive thin-leaves and hardwood branches and are mainly cultivated for its ornamental morphology.
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Samara fruit can release about 1 million seeds in one year!
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The 40 species of the birch tree are usually found in the colder regions of Northern Hemisphere.
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The younger trees have smooth barks. As the trees grow older, the bark starts to separate into thin, papery plates.
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Most plants, including birch prefer neutral to acidic soil, as they have higher set of nutrients that affect the growth of the tree.
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Birch sap is harvested by the end of February, during the time when the smaller buds start to swell. The sap has a sweet silky flavor, which is used in wine manufacturing.
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If the conditions are favorable for growth, these trees can grow upto 80 feet!
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The leaves of the birch trees are long, oval, elliptial shaped with single or double serrated on the edges.
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In Russia, the tree is fondly called Bereza, is known to be a symbol of spring, pure and light.
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The tree can catch fire, even if it is wet!
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Found in the birch bark, theĀ Betulinic acid is an anticancer agent.

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Credits
Wim van 't Einde, Vidar Nordli-Mathisen