Yes, some species of birch trees can live more than 100 years under favorable growing conditions. While birch trees are generally considered relatively short-lived compared to some other tree species, there are instances where certain birch trees have been known to live for a century or more.
The lifespan of a birch tree can vary depending on factors such as species, growing conditions, climate, and maintenance. Some species of birch are more long-lived than others. For example, the river birch (Betula nigra) is known to have a longer lifespan compared to the paper birch (Betula papyrifera), which is considered relatively short-lived.
Birch trees that grow in favorable environments with proper care and maintenance are more likely to have an extended lifespan. These trees may also benefit from protection against diseases, pests, and harsh weather conditions, which can contribute to their longevity.
It’s worth noting that while some birch trees may live for more than 100 years, it is not common for the majority of birch trees to reach such old age. The average lifespan of birch trees typically falls within the range of 30 to 70 years, but exceptional specimens can live much longer.