Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tulip tree bark

Tulip tree bark
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

This is the bark of a tulip tree. I put my hand up against it to give a sense of scale. Notice the very distinct ridged pattern, almost corrugated.

The bark alone is not enough to identify the tree for me; I often get it confused with certain oaks. However, you know what you're not looking for - nothing smooth or silvery or partially split.

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