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Birch Bark to seal ponds?

 
                                  
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I was wondering if anyone has used birch bark to seal a pond?
 
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I would think it would decompose.
 
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    ¿Isn't the gley that seals ponds formed with anerobically underwater or under pond liner plastic or whatever decompsing vegetable matter?

    ¿Did not native americans use birch bark to boil water in?
    I have put in Spanish question marks because it can amuse people from other countries, they put in question and exclamation marks before and after sentences. agri rose macaskie.
 
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