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Paper Birch**Note: This tree is not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie due to a prolonged outbreak of the Bronze Birch Borer.**

Betula papyrifera Marsh.

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 12 m (40 ft)

Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Life span: 30-50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Familiar white, peeling bark and graceful form
  • Native to the Grande Prairie area


  • Full sun
  • Moisture; will tolerate standing water for short periods


  • Droughty or sandy sites
 Bronze Birch Borer

 Many of Grande Prairie's birch trees are dying from Bronze Birch Borer
attacks.  Please ensure you have the ability and resources to properly
care for your birch tree before planting one.


Bronze Birch Borer
Birch Leaf Skeletonizer
Birch Leafminer


Generally disease free

Last updated: 7/5/2018 10:49:21 AM