Friday, May 20, 2016

Pic Today 5/20/16



BIRCH FINGERS
REACHING OUT

This Paper Bark Birch
sends its surface roots out
like fingers,
hungry for nutrients as
it competes with shade plants
in the woods.

Panels of its white bark
can be sewn together
to make cartons and boxes,
and decorative craft projects. 

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps the roots needs some water...

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  2. Preciosas, la primera me encanta y muy interesante ese material

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  3. Those roots really do look like fingers.

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  4. Not much sunshine showing your pics, Rick, are you having dull weather all the time?
    Nevertheless, they are very interesting, it shows haw trees have their own way to reach what they need!
    We had long dull weeks too but it seems to be improving now...
    And I must keep my head in boxes... with the removal coming up fast :(
    Cheers!

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