Friday, June 7, 2013

Decoding the Meaning of Birch Bark

Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose is constructed of birch. Native canoes were made of birch. And early writing paper made use of birch bark. This living section of a birch tree in Guttenberg, Iowa looks like a player piano song roll. If only the dark markings on the bark could be decoded perhaps using fibonaci numbers we could hear a new symphony or read something profound.

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