Observation 44442: Pinus

When: 2010-04-19

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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This are Pine
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-04-21 07:43:39 CDT (-0500)


Its called a Berl
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-04-21 06:47:29 CDT (-0500)
Not a fungus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-04-21 02:53:45 CDT (-0500)

It’s a wooden knob or cyst (I don’t know the english word for it), something that can occur on almost any kind of tree. Perfect material for bowls, like these:

The trees
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-20 23:58:46 CDT (-0500)

look like pines. The branching pattern and bark are typical of conifers. The habitat also looks like it — I’ve seen nearly pure stands of each of birch, aspen, pine, and Balsam fir in my own area recently and the habitat in the photos looks more like the latter two.

It might be jack pine or young red pine; not sure. It’s not birch or any of the other hardwoods I know and it’s not Balsam fir. Can’t rule out spruce based on these images.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-04-20 22:57:41 CDT (-0500)

Is this growing on birch? It looks sort of like a Pine.

Created: 2010-04-19 17:05:46 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2010-04-21 09:05:34 CDT (-0500)
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