question on oak tree

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bug-guy, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,032

    every where a branch goes off on this tree is a split type gall.
    any input would be greatfull( i did not see a tree section here)

    oak tree11.jpg
  2. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    It's called the Branch bark ridge, defined as "a ridge of bark that forms in a branch crotch and partially around the stem resulting from the growth of the stem and branch tissues against one another."

    It's natural to this tree and others.
  3. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,032


    thankyou for the response. i looked at other trees and saw the saw thing and googled it but could not find it.

    thanks again

  4. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    The crotch to the right has a clear branch bark ridge. The one in center/left looks like it might have included bark. Hard to tell from that angle though.

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