Spruce burl forest - 201206LJW

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JAM_5582 The round knobs on these trees are called Burls. They are tree tumors caused by damage to a tip or bud. This causes growth cells to divide more rapidly than normal and over time forms these swelling on the trees.

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Comments (8)

Joel Skok on July 17, 2012

Like a scene from some hobbit forest movie, real interesting Larry LIKE

Larry Workman QIN on July 29, 2012

Thank you very much Joel. I'm happy you like it. Best regards, Larry

Tomas K☼h☼ut on September 30, 2012

Amazing Larry! I never saw a forest with such a concentration of Burls. Only one here and there... ;-)

Best wishes, Tom

Larry Workman QIN on October 14, 2012

Hi Thomas. We have many burls in the forests here, but the spruce forests along the coast seem more prone to burls. S pozdravem Larry

miha.zverev on February 23, 2013


Larry Workman QIN on February 24, 2013

! ;-)

André Bonacin on March 3, 2013


Larry Workman QIN on March 10, 2013

It is!

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  • Uploaded on June 11, 2012
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    by Larry Workman QIN
    • Taken on 2012/06/10 11:04:33
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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