INTERESTING TREE BARKS AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM
It requires a little more effort to see the beauty in the winter garden, but it is there, in many forms. This week, we're featuring interesting tree barks, much more noticeable now that the leaves and flowers aren't there to distract the eye. Just a few examples: The ropy bark of Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar), the flaking bark of Maackia amurensis (Amur Maackia) with the discarded shell of a Cicada, the exfoliating bark of Acer griseum (Paper Bark Maple) and the lacy bark of Ulmus parviflora (Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm). Enjoy and visit soon, there's always beauty to discover.
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.