White birch (Betula papyrifera) is found throughout the British Columbia Interior and a few locations on the Coast. Birch constitutes less than 1% of the province's total growing stock. Commercially, white birch is used for lumber, veneer, plywood and pulpwood. Furniture, cabinets, flooring and other millwork items are made from birch lumber and veneers.
White birch is of moderate availability. Appearance and millworking grades are produced. Common grades include Select and better, #1 shop, and frame grade.