Shades in nature, bark, the fingerprint of trees

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Shades in nature, bark, the fingerprint of trees**

All those who have been in direct contact with a tree can not miss the bark of the trunk, the differences are marked, some barks are thin, others are thick, some are very corrugated while others are smooth as a paper, the barks have a special function in each tree, join me to learn more about this species of fingerprint.


On a scientific level the bark is the rhytidome, it is the most robust and strongest part of the tree, it protects it from climatic changes, drilling animals, diseases produced by fungi. The certain thing is that depending on the tree the bark changes of form, thickness and color, long ago the scientists believed that the bark was product of the cellular confirmation unique in the trees, the certain thing is that diverse studies determined that the bark evolves because the trees in their majority are adaptive species.


This is why it is common to see differences between barks, such as spiny kapok trees to repel insects and mammals, or pine trees with their thick, corrugated bark capable of withstanding intense winters and even fires. Bark is like a fingerprint in humans, even though all pine barks look similar they all have different types of patterns.

The graphs I have taken in these days of pandemic and quarantine, the covid-19 has allowed me to be in more contact with nature and I like that, since where I lived before I was in contact with nature.


I have tried to use the application to identify the trees but it has been difficult, it does not work very well with the barks, so for the next weeks I will have to find a way to identify and reveal the name of all the species I have looked for.



Thanks for reading


The bark of the trees reminds me of the cracked skin of old people. Their furrows, every line that crosses their face, testify to the number of days and experiences they have lived. Just like the elderly, trees are shelter, refuge, peace. Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing.

@nancybriti Me has dado una excelente idea para escribir.

Ciertamente evoca imágenes de vejez, los árboles fotografiados pueden sumar 150 años, muchos tienen marcas y cicatrices.

Gracias por leer y apreciar.