I Say Madrone

If you are Canadian, you say Arbutus, if in the US, it's a Madrone tree. Either way it is a tree with a strange beauty. Both cultures also call this the Strawberry Tree after the look of the berries that come in the fall. What looks like damage is actually the result of scarring from where branches once were.

When mature, the bark peels away to reveal a smooth sensual exterior. Madrone trees grow best in the wild for some reason and the berries can be eaten but are more commonly used to make a cider. 

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