It was introduced into the UK in 1750. Until it clears 20-25cm girth the bark is a brown / red and very distinguishable from other juvenile birch but after this point the bark starts to whiten markedly.
A pioneer species particularly quick to colonise areas devastated by fire.
The waterproof qualities of its bark made it an important tree for the Native Americans who used it for making canoes and wigwam covers as well as eating utensils.
It makes a medium to large tree with a conical habit and white papery bark the colour being carried high into the canopy. In the autumn the foliage turns an attractive yellow.
One of the most elegant of trees for parks.
It does best on moist well drained sandy soil but is tolerant to most conditions.
Mature height: 12-17m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
Get a quote for delivery for your county here.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.