Providing a complete review of cottonwood, the most commonly used form of bark, this guide addresses the unique challenges and benefits of carving tree bark and offers information on what to expect from this atypical wood source, including the best places to find it. An important section on troubleshooting teaches carvers what to do when they encounter rot or insect damage in their bark. One complete project, the Whimsical House, is outlined from start to finish. Close-up photography and instructional captions are included for added guidance. A full-color photography review offers a glimpse at the range of projects possible for this unusual material.