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Tree Bark

Tree bark offers several examples of winter interest. Several trees on display in our garden have exfoliating bark. This means that several layers of bark peel away from the tree trunk. These layers sometimes remain attached. Often, the color of the exposed bark is different from the color of the layer that peeled away increasing the winter interest of exfoliating bark.

seven-son bark seven-sons bark peeling river birch tree bark close-up of river birch bark peeling in layers on a branch close-up of river birch trunk bark peeling