Birch wood is always light in colour, but the exact shade depends on the type. White birch wood is light and has a brown flame pattern in the middle. Yellow birch wood is light golden brown, and red birch wood looks like white birch with a light red tint.
Each kind of birch tree has a different kind of bark. It can be black, white, grey, yellow, or silver. Birch trees grow all over the world, but the species that are native to each area is different. There are silver birches in the UK, white birches in North America, yellow birches in Quebec, and red birches in China.