Poppy's picture

What's happened to this Hazel?

Observed: 29th May 2011 By: PoppyPoppy’s reputation in PlantsPoppy’s reputation in PlantsPoppy’s reputation in Plants
Hazel (3)
Hazel
Hazel (2)
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Alder (Alnus) interacts

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LordMuzzy's picture

What's happened?

A burl (American English) or bur or burr (British English) is 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.

A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus.

Hope this helps!
Regards
-Richard-

Vinny's picture

Alder

Although there are Hazel bushes growing around the tree, the one with the growth looks like an Alder species of some kind.
Kind Regards
Vinny