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Name: Bhawan
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Canada
Date: Summer 2009

Question:
Are there specific types of bark found on a trees?



Replies:
Yes, the following should be helpful:

http://www.backyardnature.net/treebark.htm

http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/generalbotany/
barkfeatures/typesofbark.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach, PhD


There are no trees that are significantly accurate weather indicators. Silver maples sometimes react to the low pressure and winds of an approaching storm by turning leaves up to show their lighter sides, but I have never heard of any tree reacting the way you describe, even in folklore.

J. Elliott



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