com)-- After completing its first season of keeping bees and harvesting honey, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill.
The Birches is one of several local organizations and businesses embracing the farm-to-table movement by keeping hives.
Readily available as lumber and veneer, it is probably the most commercially used of the North American birches for furniture, millwork, interior and exterior doors, paneling, store fixtures, institutional furniture, kitchen cabinetry, flooring, turnings, toys and accessories.
Other commercial birches of note from North America include black, sweet and cherry birch (Betula lenta), which grows mainly in the Adirondacks, and river birch or red river birch (Betula nigra).
produce sap in spring and run for a month to five weeks, says the Alberta Sugarmakers Association.
It's not a good idea to surround birches
with aggressive ground covers such as ivy, whose roots will take water from the birch, producing a drought-induced stress, which opens up the birch to lethal fungal infections.
GROVES OF BIRCHES HAVE A graceful character all their own.
Plant in groups, since birches look most natural in groves.
com)-- Although Thanksgiving is best known as a time of year to give thanks, it is also the perfect time of year to give back— and the Birches
Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill.
The commercial birches
of note in the United States and Canada include yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) and paper birch (Betula papyrifera).
On July 25, The Birches
Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills decided to embrace the heat by celebrating the dog days in a very literal sense-- with actual dogs.
The North American birches
have certain things in common, including a very thin bark that peels off in horizontal layers.
com)-- The Birches
Assisted Living sponsored a Halloween event which brought local children and residents together for a fun filled evening of trick-or-treating and entertainment.