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Monday, February 15, 2016

Burls on tree trunks

I think these are several different trees.  But I was drawn to taking a few close ups of how these trees created these growths, then went on to continue growing to full size.  Amazing.

A burl is defined as...
a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Source: Wikipedia

Burs on a tree trunk in Norfolk County, England (Wikipedia)
Today's Quote:

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?"
Rachel Carson

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