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|Bark is the outermost layer of stems and roots of woody plants such as trees. It overlays the wood and consists of three layers, the cork, the phloem, and the vascular cambium – in other words, most of the stem except for the xylem (this division may seem arbitrary, but the easiest way to split a stem parallel to its length is by pulling the bark away from the xylem). The bark of some trees is edible.|
Definitions of the term vary. In another usage, bark consists of the dead and protective tissue found on the outside of a woody stem, and does not include the vascular tissue.
Cork, sometimes confused with bark in colloquial speech, is the outermost layer of a woody stem, derived from the cork cambium. It serves as protection against damage, parasites and diseases, as well as dehydration and extreme temperatures. Cork can contain antiseptics like tannins. Some cork is substantially thicker, providing further insulation and giving the bark a characteristic structure, in some cases thick enough to be harvestable as cork product without killing the tree.
Among the commercial products made from bark are cork, cinnamon, quinine (from the bark of Cinchona) and aspirin (from the bark of willow trees). The bark of some trees notably oak (Quercus robur) is a source of tannic acid, which is used in tanning.
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- [2006-10-01 15:09]
a splendid artistic piece of work. The colourtones are beautifull. I like this picture a lot.
- [2006-10-01 16:09]
Bella composición abstracta, que mejora muchos de los cuadros modernos. Una imagen bien localizada y muy bien fotografiada: textura, luz y color perfectos y muy bellos.
Un saludo, José M.
Nature is one big canvas always providing us with various exciting views, nice shot.
- [2006-10-02 21:16]
Hermoso cuadro. Buena luz, textura y colores. La naturaleza puede superar a las obras de arte del hombre, y el hombre puede capturarlas, como has hecho tů. Felicitaciones.
Saludos desde Argentina.
I like this compo a lot. Pattern,texture and cadrage is very good. Bravo, best wishes