Birch trees come in many species and cultivars, but most types can grow 40 to 50 feet high, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some birch trees, including ones with white bark, live about 20 years, but others can thrive for 40 to 50 years as landscape trees with proper care, the USDA notes.
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