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Paper Mulberry Tree

Paper Mulberry TreeThe Paper Mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera, Vent.) is one of two or three oriental species of its genus. Its inner bark has long furnished a good grade of paper in its own country, Japan. In the United States it has a southern range, and is an ornamental of considerable popularity owing to the luxuriance of its foliage. But as a street tree it is less planted than formerly, for its habit of throwing up suckers makes it troublesome. It has escaped from
cultivation in many places. In sheltered situations it is hardy to the city of New York.