Picture of the Day

Engelmann Spruce Bark

November 16, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-11-16
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is the bark of an Engelmann spruce (Picea Engelmannii) tree in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park. The bark of the Engelmann spruce is thin and flaky, breaking off in chunks of 5 to 10 cm. The bark and lower branches are quite flammable, but fortunately at the high altitudes that it grows, the fire season is short. This picture was taken on November 6, 2020.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos