July 03, 2008
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photo by Donald Kinney
Just like a snake, madrone trees need to shed their outer layer of paper-thin bark this time of year so they are able to expand their girdth.
It is a beautiful broadleaf evergreen tree, with rich orange-red bark that peels away on the mature wood, leaving a greenish, silvery appearance that has a satin sheen and smoothness. The exposed wood sometimes feels cool to the touch. In spring, it bears sprays of small bell-like flowers, and in autumn, red berries.
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