Tree growths

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I always wondered what caused this. Worms or disease ? I see them alot in a certain area of woods, no houses close by, no fields and their mostly on the ridge so no run off. I seem to mostly see them on Hickory , both slick and shag bark, and a few oak trees. Anyone able to enlighten me ? Thanks 20210227_171414.jpg
 

JustUs4All

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Do a look up on burl, very interesting grain patterns. They work well for bowls as they are pretty and the odd grain does not split or check out as badly as a straighter one will.
 
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I'll check that out. I've always thought burls grew on the main trunk. When I find these there are always several on the same tree, and most seem to hang down. Thanks.
 

JustUs4All

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I think they can be anywhere including limbs. The ones on the trunks would be larger and more useful.
 

Railroader

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Yep, burl wood.

My old uncle Bernard (Burn-erd, not Ber-nard) would have made you a couple of very nice bowls from that "knot" as he called 'em...
 
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