huge nodule (ID complete)

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Date Photo Taken: june 20, 2010
Location: athens
Posted By: azhodge

Notes:

this baby is about two feet across and seven feet in the air. just outside athens, thanks

COMMENTS

  1. donnabohanan Registered says:

    This growth is known as a burl. It’s hard to tell what caused it to form, but more than likely it’s from some type of stress affecting that part of the tree. It is sought after by woodworkers and furniture makers for making burled wood veneers, etc. If you remove the burl it can cause the death of the tree.

    I’m a student at Gwinnett Technical College.

    For details on the department and classes go to http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/horticulture/

    November 16th, 2010 at 8:51 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Here’s a note on why burls form
    http://www.sanaturalareas.org/burls.html

    November 16th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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