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While gathering down wood for a campfire marshmellow stick last weekend in the Smokies... I found a branch that when peeled of its bark remained a vibrant orange. I couldn't find a tree that resembled my branch and I tried to find some reference to orange "bark" on the internet but to no avail. Can you identify this particular tree or shrub?


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You probably need more characteristics for identification since there are several woody plants with orange inner bark:

http://mdc.mo.gov/forest/IandE/oak_hickory/redoaks2.html

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=39

http://www.savannaoak.org/brushcutting.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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