Some trees with peeling bark from around the world.
Paper birch. Gumbo Limbo Tree aka the ‘Tourist Tree’ (peeling on top and slightly green underneath) grows best in tropical climes such as Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico (where tourists are sometimes peeling on top and slightly green underneath).Paperbark Maple tree with its peeling bark.A eucalyptus tree and Buddhist monks in Laos.Eucalyptus trees get around – these ones are in Galicia in Spain.
Arbutus tree, our local peeler (BC, Canada).
Cork trees in Portugal with numbers on them; the number represents the year (in this case, 2001) the tree was last peeled of its bark. Since we were there in 2001 all of these trees have been freshly peeled. In about 10 years the bark grows back and is ready to be peeled again.
In the Hortus Gardens in Amsterdam they have red frames around anything that’s interesting, such as this cork tree with its bark intact. More of Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Bark.