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Sunday, 17 February 2008

An Ash Puzzler


This one is a bit of a puzzler. This is an ash tree and it appears that an old pruning wound or branch stub has been partially occluded and then severely weathered, although it could be a mutation of the cells, possibly stimulated by bacteria or fungus.

I have never seen anything exactly like this before but have seen similar effects on exposed wood at branch stubs. I am going to put it to the UK Treecare Forum for comment and will let you know what they come up with!

3 comments:

  1. I look out for wierd and wonderful groths like this... I can just make out the top of a skull in that first picture... I will be interested to know your findings on this. Great pictures..

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  2. Hey Tom! It's beautiful isn't it! I will let you know what the general thoughts are. It reminds me of a knights helmet so silvered and angled.

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  3. Very exclusive photo and article thanks for sharing.

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