Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boise River Bark Busters

Ride along the Greenbelt in these parts, and you'll notice that many of the tree trunks are wrapped with chicken wire.  When the wire is missing, its purpose quickly becomes evident.  Mysterious creatures - perhaps the same ones that make crop circles? - buzz the bark right off!

I'm no botanist, but my understanding is that the nutrients flow up a tree trunk in a thin layer between bark and wood... can these trees remain healthy?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

weed eating park employees?