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A bunch of bark.

Postby Elwindil » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 pm

So, I have a plastic shopping bag that's got a bunch of fairly thin bark in it, it comes off the neighbor's tree all the time. it's not birch bark, I think it might be sycamore. thinking of using that as tinder in my firestarting kit when I get around to actually making one. but I have a lot of it, so if anyone might be interested in some, just let me know.
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Re: A bunch of bark.

Postby Greg » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:57 pm

Sycamore bark does fall fairly regularly. Sycamores have a white skin with grayish bark that grows rather inconsistently over the tree, particularly the lower trunk. It doesn't fall off all that often...do you have any pics? It could be a eycalyptus, which looks similar but sheds a lot of bark.
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Re: A bunch of bark.

Postby Elwindil » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:27 pm

I can get pictures, but this is falling off the upper limbs, and comes off during any sort of high winds or storms. neighbor says it's a sycamore, so that's what I was going with. it's fairly thin bark, looks like it would light easily and it's nice and dry too.


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