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This is similar to brass rubbing... By rubbing a hard wax
crayon over a thin piece of paper that is placed on the bark of a
tree the resulting patterns may be compared or used as a recognition
tool. All of these patterns are to the same scale.
Notice has to be taken of the age of the tree, the bark of
a fifty year old Horse Chestnut tree will different to that of a ten
year old specimen. Even in Winter a tree can be recognised by it's
bark and overall appearance. Sr. Catherine uses a particular set of
trees in her locality that she has marked for reference.
Sr. Catherine also uses a fold out chart of 'The Trees of
Ireland'. As yet I am unsure of copyright in respect of this item,
but it may appear later as a sub page if I can obtain permission.
There is a link to the 'Tree Council of Ireland' at top left for
Written... 15, 16 May 2002,
Transferred to New Domain... 13, June 2004,