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Name: Kevin S.
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Age: 30s
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Date: 3/4/2004

I was taught in high school that the bark of a tree is what transfers water to the rest of the tree. Is this true? I know that if you remove the bark, by say, a weed eater, the tree dies..........what does the bark do?

The bark includes the xylem (vessels for transporting water), phloem (vessels for nutrients), and vascular cambium (meristematic region where new cells emerge).

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