Paper birch also extends down the Appalachian Mountains from central New York to western North Carolina (46,58,97,112).
The Woods and Timbers of North Carolina (1883) by Hale, Peter M and Curtis, M. A., page 121
3. Yellow Birch. (B. excelsa. Ait.)—This is a northern tree, as south of the mountains of New York, with the exception of small patches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the three or four stocks which I found near the (highest) summit of Black Mountain, it is unknown. Its yellowish-silvery bark, scaling off in thin sheets, like that of the Paper or Canoe Birch will at once distinguish this from the two preceding. It is about 25 feet high. The timber is rather inferior to that of Black Birch. It is a handsome tree, and its twigs slightly aromatic.
Timber trees and forests of North Carolina (1897) by Pinchot, G. and Ashe, W. W.
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