Nutmeg says maybe this mystery should be ‘why did the humans put a nail in the tree?’ but I didn’t notice that until I was posting. The real question I’m asking for this week’s mystery is, can you recognize a common tree by its bark?
Hint: it is a tree native to Eastern North America. Give me your name guesses in the comments!
Well, folks, this one is pretty common:
Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida. Isn’t it amazing a tree that stands out so well with its distinct flowers and interesting upturned twigs is overlooked when it comes to bark?
Have another look at the Dogwood nearest you!