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Tree parasite?

Observed: 26th August 2012 By: TamsinTamsin’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

This looked like the tree had developed a tumour on the end of a small branch. Initially I thought it was a dead branch stuck in the tree but it was actually attached!

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markwilson's picture

tree parasite

Forgot to say Taphrina is a fungus. The type of tree is important to know as the species of fungus is often specific to the tree.

Another possibility is insect damage to buds

Tamsin's picture

tree

Thanks, yes I think this was a beech tree.

Tamsin