Cimeara (cimeara) wrote,


Not as in "ruff, ruff!" but as in "rough, rough"... okay, not even that, it's really fairly smooth. Somehow in the several years that my workplace has been Wellesley Gateway, I never noticed till now that the landscaping plan includes half-a-dozen trees that shed their bark each summer. Sycamores, or plane-trees, I don't know the difference well enough, but they look like this:


The bark is thin and falls off in various sized flakes, none of which is much bigger than hand-sized but it does come in interesting patterns and shapes, sometimes with embedded holes. I have no idea how well it holds up over time. If it doesn't disintegrate, it might be used to make a patchwork sort of basketry thing. And I wouldn't have to go searching for fallen birch trees in some as-yet-unfound section of woods?

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