Distorted new growth

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  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Can anyone explain why the new growth on these young shrubs/trees is distorted? I think the one on the right is a Garry Oak and on the right, a dogwood seedling of some sort. I don't see aphids on either. Could it be a virus and, if so, could it spread to other plants?


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  2. Pieter

    Pieter Active Member 10 Years

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    When I first saw this post my initial thought was fasciation, particularly the 2nd picture. On the Wikipedia page there's a picture of a cherry tree with very similar growth.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could be induced fasciation from insect damage?
     
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