Hard Maple, Ye/low Birch (Betula lutea)
Europe and Asia up to about latitude 65° North.
Important stands for the veneer industry in Finland and to some extent in Sweden. There are large occurrences in Russia. Only pure stands occur in these countries whereas in Central Euro- pean forests. Birch trees are found standing scattered or in groups.
Greater significance as peeled Birch for furniture and panel industries popular wood for bedrooms in the fifties). Also used for table and chair production. Very popular in Germany for burning in open fire places. ln larger dimensions ( seldom ) also produced as sliced Birch. Most sliced Birch is "Yellow Birch " from the USA.