Where does birch grow?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
May 8, 2015
Where does birch grow?

Russian beauty birch (genus Birch - Betula) is a deciduous tree, the color of the bark is most often white, the leaves are heart-shaped. Different species grow (there are more than one hundred) of this genus and family not only in Russia, but also in other countries of the middle zone. You can find out about the life span of these wonderful trees if you read our article How long does a birch tree live?

Where the birch grows: countries and geographical latitudes

Birches grow not only in Eurasia, but also in North America (Canada, in the USA - only in the northern part of it). As for our continent, the species of this tree is found in the flora of Asia (its eastern part) - Russia, China, Japan and western Europe - in Belarus, Ukraine, the countries of the Caucasus. Here there are such species: Woolly Birch, Hanging Birch, Yellow Birch and so on. Where the birch grows also: in the tundra (in the form of a dwarf tree or shrub, the species is called the Dwarf Birch), in the steppes and mountains (Radze Birch), Siberia (White Birch, Black Birch) and even in the Arctic.

Birch thickets enter the European part of Eurasia, it is found in countries such as Romania, Moldova, Poland, Finland, etc., trees are part of deciduous and mixed forests, or even form separate birch groves.

Birch species in North America

As in Eurasia, various types of birch grow on sandy soils and go far into the Arctic. In Canada, there are common species: Black Birch, Cherry Birch, warty Birch.