Identification: Identification?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by willi2, May 11, 2023.

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    This has appeared on a Cedrus (sp) Deodora in the last year. Would this be the forum where I could find out what it might be?
    Any guidance greatly appreciated!
     

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    That is so interesting. Another little quirky path of nature to trundle down. Thank you for taking the time to share!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They're overgrown ends of pruned-off branches; the branch collars are visible in the bark.

    PS typo: correct spelling is deodara (2 'a', 1 'o').
     
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    Thank you for your input. I just wanted to clarify…I’m not entirely sure what you mean by overgrown ends of pruned off branches. Do you mean that someone had left stubs that sort of calloused over, or do you mean these grew from a more flush cut. I’m pretty sure these have just gotten successively bigger over the last few years from a flush cut. I was worried that it might be some type of fungus. Would you expect them to grow bigger?
     
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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks folks - I love learning new things :-)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Stubs that calloused over. Yes, they'll continue to grow very slowly as new layers of wood are laid down on them. Don't worry, they're completely harmless. If they get big enough, you could break them off and use the wood to carve some interesting buttons or suchlike, they often have attractive intricate wood grain inside.
     

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