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Specie - Berken, Europa

Berken, Europa
Other names
1. Europees berken (The Netherlands), bouleau (France), birch (Great-Brittan), Birke (Germany) 2. Amerikaans berken, Canadees berken (The Netherlands), 2a. yellow birch, 2b. paper birch (Canada en United States of Amarica) 3. Japanese birch.
Botanic name
1. Betula pendula Roth, B. pubescens Ehrh. 2. 2a Betula alleghaniensis Britt., 2b Betula papyrifera, B. spec. div.. 3. Betula plathyphylla Sukatchev var. japonica (Miq.) Hara.
Family
Betulaceae
Growth area
1. Europe, North Asia. 2. Eastern North America. 3. Japan.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
1. (640-)660 (-670) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content (European birch). 2a. (550-)670(-710) kg/m3, 2b. (580-)620(-740) at 12% moisture content (North American birch).
Sustainability
Moulds 5. Anobium G. Termites G.
Illustration
©2001 Stichting Centrum Hout - Almere

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