exploring our amazing natural spaces

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I can see why birch bark was used for a thousand years to make canoes. Our northern forests are full of stovepipes, the durable circles of bark with the wood center long since rotted out. Should one punch a hole in the hull, repair materials were readily available making birch bark a smart choice. copyright Gene Kalligher

One response

  1. Marilyn J. Ringold

    Didn’t realize how sturdy birch bark was. Sure makes sense, though. M

    April 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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