Asked in Environmental IssuesEarth Sciences
Why is bark important to a tree?
October 01, 2009 7:42PM
Bark is a tree's natural armor and protects from external threats. Bark also has several physical functions, one is ridding the tree of wastes by absorbing and locking them into its dead cells and resins. Also, the bark's phloem transports large quantities of nutrients throughout the tree.
Asked in Trees, Botany or Plant Biology
What happens when you remove the bark from a tree?