Bark, An Intimate Look at the World's Trees
November 14, 2010 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Nifty stuff, thanks! I love stuff like this.
posted by Gator at 12:34 PM on November 14, 2010

the pacific madrone trees are located on the San Juan Islands, the one shown is from Orca Island, that island is the largest island of the many San Juan Islands with large areas covered with trees as no fire or bad insects have bothered those trees. the best island to visit is acess by ferry at Friday Harbor. a quaint and small beautiful town on San Juan Island.
posted by tustinrick at 12:47 PM on November 14, 2010

Ooh, the photographer barked up the right trees.
posted by Cranberry at 1:40 PM on November 14, 2010

That is some good lookin' bark.
posted by rhizome at 2:06 PM on November 14, 2010

if Pollet had to pick a favorite tree, it would be eucalyptus. There are more than 700 species worldwide,

Speaking as an Aussie, I'm somewhat miffed. The genera is almost but not entirely exclusive to Australia. Of those over 700 spp, 9 aren't Australian.

One of the most beautiful tree barks would have to be E pauciflora (the snow gum).
posted by wilful at 2:35 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

I have always admired arbutus bark.

And here is the world's least beautiful bark.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:59 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by Abiezer at 4:54 PM on November 14, 2010

posted by Rarebit Fiend at 8:48 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

Is it just me that thinks the Madrone bark looks like some kind of wound?
posted by Solomon at 3:11 AM on November 15, 2010

Someone should make a series of wallpaper designs based on these, so that I may paper my living room with Chinese Zelkova.
posted by orme at 5:17 AM on November 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

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