3 thoughts on “Birch bark”

  1. I love birch trees. your photo captures one of their loveliest qualities.

    I met a Russian artisan at a local fair, and he told me all about birch bark. Containers made with birchbark have anti-bacterial qualities. So it’s a popular choice for food storage. I bought a couple of handmade birch containers from him. They are incredibly sturdy and nothing grows in them, even after storing crackers for a long time. My birch containers were made of large birch trees from Lake Baikal, Siberia. It’s the only lake larger than Lake Superior…it’s deeper.


    1. Hi Carol,
      How interesting!
      Nice tie in to Duluth … about the Lake.

      I’ve always heard that Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake, so I will have to research Lake Baikal.

      1. http://geology.com/records/largest-lake.shtml
        Which Lake is the World’s Largest?

        There are a few different ways to define the world’s largest lake. Are you interested in the lake with the largest surface area? Or, the lake with the greatest water volume? And, do you want to consider salt water seas in your comparison?

        “Which lake is the World’s largest?” is not a simple question to answer. So, we will explore the question from a few different perspectives.

        World’s Largest Lake (by volume):

        Lake Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake in terms of volume. It contains about 5521 cubic miles of water (23,000 cubic kilometers), or approximately 20% of Earth’s fresh surface water. This is a volume of water approximately equivalent to all five of the North American Great Lakes combined.

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