NY8257 : A collection of witches' brooms

taken 10 years ago, near to Catton, Northumberland, Great Britain

A collection of witches' brooms
A collection of witches' brooms
Witches' brooms are an abnormal dense cluster of twigs growing from a central source, easiest to see when (as here) there are no leaves on the tree. They are a symptom of stresses, both biological and environmental, such as infection that is formed on plants as a result of attack by parasites, including fungi such as Taphrina tugida. [My thanks to Anne Burgess for the information about witches' brooms.]
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NY8257, 121 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 January, 2008
Category
Rural scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 821 577 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.8640N 2:16.8451W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 820 578
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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