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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 »