Tag: Biology

A Tree’s First Defense: Bark

Bark What is bark? Merriam Webster defines it as; “the tough exterior covering of a woody root or stem;specifically¬†:¬†the tissues outside the cambium that include an inner layer especially of secondary phloem and an outer layer of periderm” Interesting, but why are trees covered in it? Well, there are a few reasons. Bark acts likes… Read more »

The Root of it All

Tree Roots It’s time to get to the root of it all. ROOT (n) – “the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in… Read more »