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Barking Up the Right Tree


By Paul James

Bark is basically dead tissue. It protects a tree’s vascular system, which lies just below the bark layer. And it comes in many textures – smooth or rough, shallow or deep fissured, and exfoliating, just to name a few. On a clear winter day, bark is basically all you see on deciduous trees, so why not plant a tree with interesting bark? And with that in mind, here are several whose bark I find especially attractive.

So do I have a favorite on the list? Actually, I do. It’s the ‘Natchez’ crape myrtle, which is why I chose its bark for the photo accompanying this post. To me, its bark is definitely worth barking about.

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Any idea where we can find a 6′-8′ Chinese fringe tree and a 6′-8′ Magnolia (not sure on varieties of either)?

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Do you have the Natchez crape Myrtle and the Coral Bark Maple in stock and general price of each?





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