Nevada Outdoor School inspires exploration of the natural world, responsible stewardship of our habitat and dedication to community. This is the spot for us to share stories, fun ideas or general musings. When you aren't in here, we hope to see you out there!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Enjoy the Fall Colors
With your eyes, not a carving knife! I encourage folks to get outdoors and enjoy the fall colors, but also take a moment to appreciate nature and all the hard work that was put in to growing those trees you're gaping at.
M. Lewis 2010 - I'm calling you out!
A tree's bark is its protective layer, but just beneath the surface there is a lot going on! Water, food, and nutrients are moving up and down the tree in the phloem and cambium layers just under the bark. When a thoughtless person carves in a tree it could damage these layers or open the tree up to harmful insects and disease.