Birch Trees

I like the white bark on birch trees. Seeing these, it reminded me that for hundreds of years these trees were the main source of building materials for canoes built by the natives of the woodlands and by the French voyageurs. According to the encyclopedia, builders needed between eight and ten trees like these to build a single canoe. The bark is very light and waterproof.

These were just outside our room where we stayed in Nova Scotia.

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