Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hollow Birch Bark


I
just love that hollow birch bark!!

Here is another great example of how the wood of a birch tree will rot way before the bark.

I saw this bark laying on the forest floor and thought the rotten wood inside would fall out easily. I took a picture of it before I pulled if off the ground.

I pulled up most pieces without breaking them. It creates great hollow birch bark tubes. These tubes are very old. The tree may have lived 50 to 60 years and it would have taken another 20 years to rot the wood inside.

This is where I found it. See the map

The wood falls out black and rotted. I left them there if you want to go and get them!

If you want to buy a tube for yourself visit me at the webstore.