WHITE Birch is a fast growing tree that can take poor soils and harsh climates. Many plant these as ornamentals because of their beautiful white bark and tendency to form clumps. In Canada's most northern climate zones, the white birch sap is collected to make a delicious birch syrup...much like maple syrup. Buds and branches are eaten by wildlife for winter food and handicrafters use the white twigs/branches/trunks for artwork. With Zone 2 hardiness and almost indestructible growing habit try a WHITE BIRCH in your landscape.