Changing bark, strange growth.

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© KennyW on March 10, 2010

The first 18" from the ground has different bark then there is that strange growth. Not a pretty tree is it?

frischmilch on March 10, 2010

Pretty tree? This tree is pregnant!!!

theolfa on March 11, 2010

My guess is that the original tree was pollarded, and while the wound was fresh, a seed from a different tree landed there and proceeded to grow to fll size. In the same way that we can graft some roses, etc, on to sturdier stock. But good photo of an ugly deformation. Theolfa

© KennyW on March 11, 2010

Ah Theolfa You are correct. This tree forms part of an avenue. A lot of the trees were grafts. The deformation is a result of a wound caused by an axe 30 years earlier. frischmilch's theory is more entertaining!!! Kenny

theolfa on March 12, 2010

Agreed ;D

David Brown Photogra… on March 12, 2010

Naw . . . . this is a pregnant tree

But your's is a darn fine tale if I may say so. Well spotted Kenny

© KennyW on March 14, 2010

Hi Jethrohoyt LOOK - no snow in this photo - I think we have finally come through it!

Best regards from the sunny North of England.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 10, 2010
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    by © KennyW
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Exposure: 0.016s (1/64)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.657
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash