Formal Name: Betula alleghaniensis, Betula lentu
Color: Sapwood appears light, with a cream-like or white color. Heartwood may be light reddish-brown or dark-brown tinged with red.
Workability: Works easily, glues well with care, stains extremely well, and nails and screws satisfactorily (pre-boring is advised).
Physical Properties: Generally lightweight, relatively hard wood with good shock resistance. Yellow birch is harder than other birches. Birch is comparable to Ash in toughness, with better strength properties.