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Firewood is a great way for you and your family to learn more about the structure of a tree. You can identify the anatomy of a tree: the outer wood, inner bark, cambium cell layer, Sapwood, heartwood, and don't forget about the leaves and pine needles.

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The Anatomy of a Tree from the Arbor Day Foundation. Easy definitions and diagrams the whole family can understand.

More resources:

About wood from Ash Trees! The Emerald Ash Borer is killing ash trees at an alarming rate. Learn more about this pest, firewood precautions and more:

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