Is an interesting English idiom.
Let’s start by looking at the word „bark“.
🌳Bark can mean the outside of a tree, more specifically, the tough, brown, material that covers trees.
🌳Bark is also the sound that a dog makes.
🌳“Barking up the wrong tree“ however, does not refer to the rough, brown, tree covering, it refers to the fact that dogs like to chase some animals, among them squirrels.
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