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Weird tree stumps
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Ed    Posted 05-14-2004 at 07:43:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
On the property where I grew up there were a number of fir or pine stumps that had continued to grow bark over the cut off end until it had completely grown over and sealed. Does anyone know what or why? I've never seen this anywhere else.

Herb    Posted 05-14-2004 at 22:24:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Were they not cypress trees? They have "knees" that are part of their root system that surface and grow several feet tall. They are covered with bark. I don't think a pine of fir stump will grow but I could be wrong. A sweet gum tree stump will often sprout limbs and grow a new tree.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-15-2004 at 05:00:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Herb.
Very interesting. These are things, unless we travel, we don't see living in the cold country.

Darn, if they don't look like Knom or Spirits convention. Oh Boy, a body could have a good time here letting one's imagination run loose and wild.


Herb    Posted 05-14-2004 at 22:30:21       [Reply]  [No Email]

Like these...

Herb    Posted 05-14-2004 at 22:32:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

Or these...

Sounds like....    Posted 05-14-2004 at 11:57:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
you may be lookin at somebody's long buried MIL.....lucky devil. :^)

John    Posted 05-14-2004 at 11:49:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Some trees will join their roots together where they meet underground. This is a common way that some infections are spread, for instance Oak wilt. It's conceivable that enough nutrients could be garnered from trees that are actively producing food (photosynthesis) that the trunk parts could grow or heal without leaves. Never seen it, though. I'd like to see a picture.

Yeah! Picture!    Posted 05-14-2004 at 12:27:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

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