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I live near a number of parks which have very large Sycamore trees. In winter these trees naturally shed their bark.

The bark tends to pile up at the bottom of the tree until, I assume, the park maintanance crew clears it up.

It seems like such a shame to let it go to waste. Does this bark have any particular uses? I guess using it as a light form of firewood might work.

Or perhaps it's better for the environment to just leave it where it is?

  • It could be used as mulch in gardens to conserve moisture. – Fred May 26 at 18:19

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