Have you ever seen color like this......?

Oh myI My brother was cutting down a tree in his yard this spring and I was shocked by the color of the cambium layer. I fell to my knees and said you can’t cut this up, I have to get the bark off. The timing was perfect and the bark came off like a dream.


Any guesses on what tree this is?


I dried the bark in the shade under a tarp. The color stayed a little but of course not as intense.


I hope to try weaving this for a basket soon. Hopefully it works. Any guesses yet on this tree? I have never seen cambium this color before. The bare log completely faded after being out in the sun. Okay, okay, I won’t torture you any more. It was a purple crabapple! Yes, it was shocking to see.