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Tree with bulbous growth.



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DeckerPope2 7 years ago

Thank you.

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Nice first spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

Thnx Mark. Sounds like some British royalty! The "earl" sound.....

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Ha. Wish I thought of that one :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Full name is Burl Ives Lignotubers

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition. A good link -

The ID suggestion is invalid as this growth does not have a scientific name. The common name and scientific name field should refer to the tree itself as a whole.
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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago

A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress.
Because of the value of burls, ancient redwoods in National Parks in Western United States have recently been poached by thieves for their burls, including at Redwood National and State Parks. Poachers often cut off the burls from the sides of the trunks using chainsaws, which exposes the tree to infection and disease, or fell the entire tree to steal burls higher up.[2] Because of risk of poaching, Jeff Denny, the state park’s redwood coast sector supervisor, encourages those buying burl to enquire where it came from and to ensure it was obtained legally. Legal acquisition methods for burl include trees from private land cleared for new development and from lumber companies with salvage permits.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 23, 2015
Submitted on Apr 7, 2015

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