rough bark

rough bark

[′rəf ¦bärk]
(plant pathology)
Any of various virus diseases of woody plants characterized by roughening and often splitting of the bark.
A fungus disease of apples caused by Phomopsis mali and characterized by rough cankers on the bark.
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Wide and far swung Tarzan of the Apes, until at last, as he reached the highest point of the arc the rope, which rapidly had frayed on the rough bark of the tree limb, parted suddenly.
Time, however, overgrew this softness with the rough bark of manhood, and but few knew how living and fresh it still lay at the core.
Caption: American elm (Ulmus americanay, In his youth, Platt knew this species by its rough bark
His intertwining of personal, natural, and political history reveals an eager, sensitive mind that can find the threads of wisdom even written in the rough bark of a dogwood tree.
Eating and tasting the tongue-cleaving, green-bladed grass; the bitter, white milk juice of dandelion stalk; the sweet, sweet honey; the sour, acrid ivy that entwined the bitterness of the rough bark of oak; and the melting, soothing sweetness of sugar.
Each spring the compost piles erupted with life as vines bearing true squash varieties and others resembling alien spacecraft spread out over the ground and up the rough bark of nearby tree trunks.
I put my arms round it (about halfway), assessed the hollow as a hideyhole, felt the very rough bark and fingered the still-green leaves.
two barreled pollen catcher to the rough bark and say yes, indeed, maple
Parmanteira cereifera (commonly--Candle tree) is a small tree with rough bark belonging to the family Bignoniaceae.
Recommendations for managing beech forests for beech bark disease (scale and fungus disease complex) include discriminating against beech trees with rough bark and promoting the vigor of smooth bark trees (Heyd, 2005).
He knows he will be spending the critical portions of the day with his rear end planted on the dead leaf covered ground, with his back against the rough bark of a tree--and hopefully under the keen gaze of a mature turkey gobbler.