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Fomitopsis betulina This common bracket fungus, the birch polypore or razor strop, is widespread throughout the northern hemisphere and the main cause of brown rot on birch (Betula sp.) trees. It is well known due to its long history of traditional uses and pieces of it were found among the belongings of Ötzi the Iceman, a mummified man who lived over 5000 years ago and was found in the Alps b...

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Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch) Birch family- Betulaceae Native habitat: Greenland, Labrador to British Columbia, Alaska and Washington south to Pensylvania, Michigan, Nebraska, and Montana. It is the most widely East-West distributed of all North American birches. Introduced in 1750. Size: 50 to 70’ in height with a spread equal to ½ to 2/3’s the height; may reach 90 to 120’ in heig...

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Betula papyrifera pendant~ A special custom piece given as a gift, made from a leaf that was mailed to me :) http://www.QuintessentialArts.etsy.com

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