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Oak (deadwood)

Quercus

Description:

The pictures show the bizarre structure of oak deadwood, looking like waves and swirls

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15 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

thank you both

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 9 years ago

Beautiful....artistic.....very nice shot!
:)

injica
injica 9 years ago

Wonderful!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Thank you Sachin

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very nice,

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

thx Alice

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

So interesting and within the organization there is so much knowledge!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Sergio - no, the rills are a result of the mixture of hardwood layers and softwood. Oak producers both layers, though the softwood layers is much thinner. But the softwood is rotting much faster than the hardwood - which results in these canyon like rills.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Lars, is the wood pattern somehow related to the bark beetle's work? Some reaction to it?

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

the hole(s) are results of bark beetle work, arlanda

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

By the way, what is the hole in the middle?

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Very nice, kind of abstract art!

I love this.An inside view of nature.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

These kinds of structure appear only at the basis of branch forks, I might add.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Interesting :)

LarsKorb
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Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Mar 9, 2012
Submitted on Mar 9, 2012

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