This is just a tiny section of bark on the 750+ year old Douglas Fir that is just behind our house. The textures and depth is wonderful to see and feel. At the base the bark is probably more than 8 inches (20.32 cm) thick and has protected the tree from small fires, most likely caused by lightning strikes.





      • Oregon and Northern California have some impressive trees that are larger than this one. Ours is unusual because there are no others that size anywhere around it. We’re still not sure why it wasn’t taken when the area was logged in the late 1800’s but even then it might have been too large to handle.

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