Tree Bark Texture
Date: Around 1999
My daughter's second grade class would like to know why
some tree bark is smooth and other tree bark is cracked and
peeling? They wonder whether the sun has any impact on the appearance of
the bark? I have found that the species of tree determines the
appearance of the bark as well as the time of year because some trees
shed. I wanted to know if anythng else impacts the appearance of
Yes, different species have different types of bark which provide
adaptations for the plants in their environments.
For more see:
There's probably a forestry site somewhere with specific info.
The following might be helpful:
Anthny R. Brach
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