The bark on a tree contains the tissues that conduct water from roots to leaves and food stores from leaves to roots. It’s akin to the circulatory system of the tree. Critters like porcupines feed on bark in late winter especially, chewing to reach the sweet flowing sap that’s rising. If the bark removal encircles a tree trunk (something beavers often do), the tree will die.
Exterior: Remodeled Barker Home
This is the new exterior of the Barker home after being renovated by the Fixer Upper team.
The home's exterior is thoroughly transformed with a new roof, new front door, dormer, cedar-wrapped columns, natural wood accents and fresh landscaping. The "wormy" brick exterior is now painted in soft off-white.
When the bark is falling off a tree in sheets along an entire branch or trunk, it’s a pretty good clue that the tree is dying. With this tree, a lack of leaves on the branch losing its bark (as well as on a few other branches) is the evidence that this tree is on a downhill slide.
These adorable chocolate treats are a yummy treat for the Christmas holidays.
Small rodents like rabbits, voles and mice will nibble bark on stems near the base of shrubs. Too much bark removal can kill the plant. Use tree guards to protect young tree trunks. Encircle shrubs with hardware cloth to create a cage rodents can’t wriggle through.
Chip and Joanna Gaines in Front of Barker Home
Chip and Joanna Gaines in front of the the Barker's newly remodeled home.
A mix of materials, from metallic wallpaper to painted white brick to reclaimed barnwood, creates visual interest and a welcoming environment to Barking Hound Village dog boarding and daycare facility.
In late winter, this evergreen shrub or small tree, Pewter Pillar® Winter’s Bark ( Drimys winteri var. chiloense), opens clusters of lovely white blooms followed by small fruits. The glossy leaves have silvery-white backs. The plants are hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10.
A warehouse is transformed into a luxe dog boarding and daycare facility. The space is both functional and chic with unique dog art, grasscloth elements and durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. Reclaimed barnwood is used to create a custom reception desk, while playful dog art adds color to the space.
As food sources become scarce, rabbits, mice and voles can make quick work of bark on unprotected trees and shrubs. Use tree guards around young tree trunks, and surround shrubs with hardware mesh. You can also try to attract raptors like owls and hawks, which prey on these mammals, by erecting artificial perch poles.