Monday, January 17, 2011

Barks of Winter

In the lush green of summer, the bark of woody plants is barely noticeable. Winter strips all that away, though, and invites us to pay more attention. A close look at the bark of many trees reveals far more intricacy and complexity than simple protection would require.

Although it takes many years for bark to reach its mature stage, some trees are worth planting for this characteristic alone. In some cases, the texture is so unique they can be identified simply by touch.

Continued at... Barks of Winter
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