Eastern Cottonwood Tree Bark

The tree’s outer cortex is heavily ridged, it barks before it bites. This cottonwood will show its bark knot and send its seeds far and wide while I finish writing the article on the khipus, the information laden knotted strings of the Inka.

Cottonwood trees Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

Taking Eagle to camp today, I saw these majestic cottonwoods.

Cottonwood Bark TreeSquare Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

I couldn’t resist photographing their beautiful rough bark.

Cottonwood Tree Knot (Tree Square) Photo: Rebecca Cuningham
Cottonwood Leaf Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

The trees are handsome, but their seeds can be pesky…

Thanks for visiting! Tune in tomorrow for an ancient tale of Inka messages. ¡Olé! –Rebecca

If you like trees as much as I do, check out Becky’s page for more photos.


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