80' high, single or multi-stemmed slender tree. A spring planting (mid to late April) is recommended for bare root river birch. This tree will grow well in moist soils; Full sun; while it is commonly found in plains or swamps, it will grow on higher land as well. It better adapts to heat than other birches. A number of species of birds eat river birch seeds including ruffed grouse and wild turkey. White-tailed deer browse river birch. It provides nesting sites for waterfowl.
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