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.
Taking Eagle to camp today, I saw these majestic cottonwoods.
I couldn’t resist photographing their beautiful rough bark.
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.