bark, I like

Remember the other weekend when I moved the mulch pile, all 64 wheelbarrow loads of it? As I got to the bottom of the pile, I started hitting a lot of branches, and a few logs that must have been thrown into the truck at the end of the day.


This log is from a tree that I'm not familiar with, unless it's a sycamore. It's beautiful though!

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Okay, I just checked with my wife who grew up in a house with a sycamore in its front yard, and she agrees that's what it probably is.

(I boosted the contrast a bit in these photos)







It's not only the exterior of this small piece of the tree that is attractive -- the interior has something going on too:


I call this photo "ET throws up". Although it also works if you think of it as the Quisp alien.

I love trees that have inner beauty too.

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Heather  – (January 29, 2013 at 7:11 AM)  

Yes, I agree with your wife that it's probably a sycamore that has shed its bark. When they do, they are beautiful. I drive by one in a park every day that is very tall and the bark near the top of the canopy is bright white. It's stunning in the winter.

Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (January 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM)  

I agree, I'd say sycamore as well. Could be a eucalyptus but that is probably not likely in your area. Beautiful bark, no matter what it is.

GrowingHabit –   – (January 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM)  

"ET Throws Up"

That is going to entertain me for the whole day.

Barbie  – (January 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM)  

Wow!! Now that is a beautiful tree! We don't have sycamores here (I don't think so!) I also love unique bark on trees. It looks like my Leopard Tree. I will do a post on it soon.

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