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Big leaf maple burl

Acer macrophyllum

Description:

Bulbous trunk growth on a maple with large leaves.

Habitat:

In the rain shadow of the island.

Notes:

This big leaf maple had the largest burl surrounding its trunk that I've ever seen in that species.

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6 Comments

Nice find!

injica
injica 9 years ago

Funny looking tree :)

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

I should add that much smaller burls are fairly common within a mile of this tree, also on bigleaf maple; apparently they're caused by (??) insects or mold.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

I have no idea why this tree would have such a burl; none of the others in the neighborhood do. It really reminded me of the "Whomping Willow" in the Harry Potter books!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

do you know the reason for this?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Very nice !

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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