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Name: Steve
Status: other
Grade: 12+
Location: LA
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2009

Question:
If the outer bark is removed from a weeping willow tree, what are it's changes of surviving??



Replies:
The cambium layer of bark is necessary for the tree's survival:

http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/trunk/woodanatomy3.htm

http://cebutte.ucdavis.edu/files/53309.doc

Anthony Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria


If the cambium and conducting tissues are not completely severed the tree might survive. Weeping willows are pretty tough trees.

J. Elliott



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