white colour of bark

moellerr at rimu.fri.cri.nz moellerr at rimu.fri.cri.nz
Wed Mar 10 15:42:45 EST 1999

Dear plant-EDs,

a friend of mine wanted to know why the bark of a birch has a white colour.
Could it be a matter of the high cellulose content in the "bark-papers" ?
Could anybody help me with this question?

Thank you in advance


Ralf Moeller
phd student
Forest Research
New Zealand
moellerr at fri.cri.nz

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