|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Arbutus trees (called Madrona in USA) feature thin bark which peels away to let the tree grow.|
Their red outer layer reveals a yellow-green skin beneath, fresh with nutrients and sap. Soon it too will wither to brick-red and split away.
Arbutus tolerate salt water enough to give it an advantage over other trees. As well, they never grow straight for more than a few feet, and you'll see their crooked trunks leaning away from the rest of the forest, gathering sunlight along the sea shores.
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