The following information was excerpted from the New Hampshire Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3, Section 3:6.
TITLE I THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 3 STATE EMBLEMS, FLAG, ETC.
3:6 State Tree. - The New Hampshire tree, Betula papyrifera, is the state tree of New Hampshire.
Source. 1947, 158:1, eff. May 22, 1947.
New Hampshire Statutes. New Hampshire General Court. 2009. 19 April 2009 <http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/nhtoc.htm>
State Tree. New Hampshire Almanac: New Hampshire State Library. 2009. 19 April 2009 <http://www.nh.gov/nhinfo/tree.html>
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
State Tree: New Hampshire Almanac compiled by the New Hamsphire State Library.
Paper Birch Betulaceae Betula papyrifera Marsh.: Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources: Department of Forestry.
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera: Landowner Fact Sheet from Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources: Department of Forestry.
Betula papyrifera Marsh. (Paper Birch): Silvics of North America: Volume 2 - Hardwoods.
Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Betula papyrifera Marsh.: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch): CalPhoto photographs. The Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), a part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley.
Historic Tree Nursery: American Forests Historic Tree Program.
State Trees: Complete list of official state trees.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official New Hampshire state symbols.
A Field Guide to Eastern Trees (Peterson Field Guides) , by George A. Petrides. 448 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2nd edition (July 15, 1998) This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North America, including the Midwest and the South. The 48 color plates, 11 black-and-white plates, and 26 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 266 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.
A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs, by George A. Petrides. 464 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second Edition edition (September 6, 1973) All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region, by Elbert Luther Little. 716 pages. Knopf; Chanticleer Press Ed edition (May 12, 1980) Tree peepers everywhere will enjoy these two guides which explore the incredible environment of our country's forests-including seasonal features, habitat, range, and lore. Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves -- all can be quickly accessed making this the ideal field guide for any time of year.
America's Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington's Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley's Pin Oak (Hardcover) by Jeffrey G. Meyer. America's Famous and Historic Trees tells the stories of various trees that Meyer and his cohorts rescued or propagated: oftentimes, when trees were going to be cut down, he and his workers headed off the bulldozers, rescuing the tree with their massive tree hoe. Other trees--like the Indian Marker Pecan in southeast Dallas--were propagated before they died.
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