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Trees With Interesting Bark/Trunks

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I like to see these especially during winter.

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ’Silver Shadow’

It’s well worth lifting the canopy on this one to reveal the trunk – Arbutus unedo

Betula albosinensis ‘China Ruby’

Prunus serrula ‘Princess Sturdza’

Acer davidii George Forrest

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

Acer griseum

Acer palmatum ’Sango-kaku’

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Bark is so often overlooked and a useful way of identifying trees. You have some lovely specimens there Dawn.

30 Jan, 2020

 

These were all beautiful Dawn. I'm glad you included the Arbutus because it has so many great attributes that the bark is often overlooked in the books. But it does have fantastic bark. They are all stunning, so lovely to see them maturing in your lovely garden. :)

30 Jan, 2020

 

What a lovely selection Dawn they are so tactile , I have the Betula utilis Jacquemontii 'Snow Queen' I'll be very pleased if it grows anywhere near as magnificent as yours ,I've planted a red stemmed Cornus ( I can't find its label ) in front of it to compliment the trunk ..

30 Jan, 2020

 

What a terrific blog - lovely idea Dawn :) I'm amazed at the thickness of the trunk of your Acer Sangu-kaku . . . it must be quite tall?

30 Jan, 2020

 

Smashing blog Dawn...lovely barks so interesting, and very beautiful barks. The eucalyptus is so interesting it reminds me of Plane tree barks. My golden birch has a pretty white bark with a peeling papery top layer, I often have a look at it..:))

30 Jan, 2020

 

Really interesting blog, Dawn. So many varieties of bark too!

30 Jan, 2020

 

Thanks everyone, glad you like them.
Sheila, the Acer Sangu is about 9 feet tall now but this is some top growth, I zoomed in :)

30 Jan, 2020

 

Janey, any idea of the variety of your golden birch, I like the sound of it :)

30 Jan, 2020

 

We very often overlook a tree's bark - although there are some trees that have really spectacular bark. I like these & I seem to remember some of them from the Cambridge Botanical Gardens I visited a couple of times years ago.

31 Jan, 2020

 

Everyone a winner Dawn, all my favourites, we have the Arbutus which has been pruned severely over the last ten years, the prunings go on the log burner, brilliant dense wood, which burns for ages!
Our Eucalyptus doesn’t have an attractive bark, it’s quite plain....
A great blog.....

31 Jan, 2020

 

I agree balcony.
Thanks Dotty. Yes I tracked the eucalyptus down after seeing one in a garden, its spectacular. I better not let my OH know the Strawberry Tree burns well! I lifted the canopy on mine after seeing yours and I was amazed to see the beautiful flawless straight trunk.
Have you ever felt the trunk on a giant redwood, they're spongey :-)

31 Jan, 2020

 

Enjoyed your blog very much. Thank you!

31 Jan, 2020

 

Dawn, my tree is Betula pendula Golden Beauty. Bright lime green leaves in spring and summer and then truly gold in autumn. There's a photo in my picture gallery....I'll have a look to see which page it's on..

Yes, it's the first page you'll come across when you look, taken a year ago.

31 Jan, 2020

 

They are fantastic Dawn lovely patterns and colours there. I always love looking first at the bark of the trees.

1 Feb, 2020

 

Thanks Bathgate and Thrup
Thanks Janey, it’s a beauty

1 Feb, 2020

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