Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees | Brain Pickings

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees | Brain Pickings

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees - this is the bark of a type of manzanita endemic to the San Luis Obispo region of California. Photo by Cedric Pollet

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

There are dozens of birch species, all which originate in the northern hemisphere. Its sap is collected and drunk as a tonic in northern Europe and Russia. It is also used in syrup, beer and wintergreen-flavored candy.

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Mindanoan gum (or rainbow eucalyptus) found in the Philippines, where the bark is used as a traditional remedy against fatigue. Image by French photographer Cedric Pollet for his book "Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees." via Brain Pickings.

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees

Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees - The Pachypodia palm (meaning 'thick foot') is indigenous to Madagascar; its name refers to its thick, bottle-shaped trunk Image by Cedric Pollet

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