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ash crown gall

crown gall on an ash shoot

Whilst some galls are produced by insects laying eggs in plant tissues and the resulting larvae causing abnormal growths, Crown Gall is caused by a bacterial infection. There is no cure, so it is a good idea to catch it whilst small and chop  the growth out.

red bracket fungus

red bracket fungus

26/08/21. Suspicious looking, slug-eaten fungus at the base of a sycamore tree trunk! is it Beef Steak fungus? It’s so very red. The pessimist in me says that the tree is on it’s way out