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This gnarly old giant exhibits a profusion of burls, burl being an abnormal growth of wood caused by injury, infestation, or fungus intrusion. The wood pattern can become very convoluted and confused in burl wood, which can occur on all types of trees being a condition of wood not a variety of wood. When such trees are cut down (if they haven't fallen, hopefully), bowls can be made from the burls. ~ Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden ~ find her on facebook
Waipoua Forest - Standing tall and strong as Maori warriors, New Zealand's kauri trees are a sight to behold. Once felled sustainably for boat materials and gum by the Maori, the kauri suffered huge deforestation at the hands of European settlers. Waipoua is one of the country's best-preserved pockets of kauri woodland. It's also home to its mightiest tree, the 2000-year-old Tane Mahuta, or "God of the Forest".
Ordinary Plant Becomes A Rare Monster Naturally - Mo Plants
It’s unknown why a ordinary agave plant in the California desert grew into the world’s largest monster, naturally! The phenomenon known as “cresting” or monstrose growth is a genetic anomaly of succulents that mystifies scientists. This, my friends, is the kind of thing that keeps me forever fascinated with horticulture. An ordinary Agave geminiflora blooms with a […]