Aboriginal scarred tree


Aboriginal scarred tree

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Aboriginal scar tree
Indigenous scar tree


Scarred trees are formed when the bark of a tree is carefully removed. The scarred section resembles an open 'wound' in the side where the bark was taken, and this becomes drier as the tree ages. Aboriginal people then use the bark to create useful items such as coolamons , woomeras, and even canoes with larger pieces. The removal forms a 'scar', while still keeping the tree alive.



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