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Botanical Nerd Word: Exfoliate

Exfoliate: To peel of in flakes or layers, as the bark of some trees.*

The exfoliating bark of paperbark maples make them a great choice for winter interest in the garden.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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