Friday, August 22, 2008

Almost Cork-Like

The MilkWood Tree has bark very much like cork. The plant has a white sap which is used in a variety of medicinal ways and is also used as fishingspear shafts. It's bark is easily removed after "cooking", is easily straightened when hot and drys without cracking. I hardly ever saw the tree before I was shown how to recognise its finger-like leaves and distinctive branching patterns, but now it seems to be growing everywhere.

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