The first 18" from the ground has different bark then there is that strange growth. Not a pretty tree is it?
Pretty tree? This tree is pregnant!!!
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
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!!!
Naw . . . . this is a pregnant tree
But your's is a darn fine tale if I may say so. Well spotted Kenny
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 taken in Crathorne, North Yorkshire, UK
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