Birch bark texture

Now that I took a photo of one tree’s bark, I’m looking more closely at bark everywhere. This older birch has a very craggy-textured outer bark, which then peels itself away in curled loops to reveal the smoother, cleaner-looking “new skin” underneath.

birch barkpeeling birch bark

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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4 Responses to Birch bark texture

  1. paulrwaibel says:

    I remember white birch bark trees in Michigan when I was a kid way back in the 1950s.


  2. mworfolk says:

    Ahh, we have these trees in our front yard. I love them. They are slowly getting less healthy and I am sad that eventually they will need to come down….


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