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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!