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A special value of the bark on dead white pines is that when it begins to separate from the trunk it creates a space that's an ideal place for bats to give birth and raise their young. The dark bark on a trunk that towers above the other trees absorbs sunlight and becomes warm. In winter, birds take advantage of spaces under the bark for sleeping. dead white pines provide homes and food for as many animals and birds as do live ones.