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Jan 2018

Birch Bark: Nature's Bold Material for Statement Design

The frequent conception of white birch bark for many designers is its stark and cold appearance in nature, limiting the use in interior design and decoration. Certainly this clean and crisp appearance can be achieved in your décor setting if so desired, however birch can as well be made to give a warm and distinctive inviting appearance in decorating. Most birch trees actually contain a...

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Jan 2018

The Iceman's Birch Basket

The versatility of birch bark has made it a staple building material for centuries among various North American and Eurasian cultures, and today is still popular with designers. This natural component, when removed from the tree, is cardboard like in composition, light, flexible, strong and water resistant. These features allow the bark to be easily cut, bent and shaped or flattened, and sewn into whatever...

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Dec 2017

Birch Bark and its Many Uses

The striking white bark of the birch tree is pealed from a living tree causes damage to the tree. Arden Creek Designs is concerned about the ecology of our natural resources and embraces the concept of conservation. In the Adirondack Park, management is an important factor in maintaining a healthy vibrant  forest. Trees that have matured or are hampering the growth of other trees are...

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Dec 2017

Birch Bark: Nature's Building Material

The Birch Tree, a member of the genus Betula, and the family Betulaceae, it is a hardwood tree that is widespread in temperate and boreal climates in the Northern Hemisphere, It thrives particularly well in the Adirondacks and Northeastern regions of the U.S and Canada. The average Birch tree grows to a height of about 50 to 60 feet. The Bark of the Birch tree varies...

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