Gall on Spruce Tree
Galls appear to be contagious as I see them in pockets of forest. These are also called burlwood and used to make fancy furniture and bowls.
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Daily Spark: Despite how dangerous it may look, graffiti tagging under high bridges is quite easy. Two people. One is the lookout staying up on the bridge sidewalk. The other, the painter, uses a climbing harness and rope to go over the edge and tag the bridge with paint. If the lookout sees the cops coming they pretend to be tying their shoe, cut the rope and calmly walk away.
That’s very interesting…. your burls are called burs or burrs in the UK, whereas a gall is generally found on various plants, particularly roses and oaks, and is where a solitary wasp has injected the plant with a chemical, and the plant reacts, forming the gall. The wasps use the galls as their homes, and they can appear as apparently solid spheres about 0.5″ diameter or weird, hairy red clusters that look out of this world.
My next batch of piglets arrives next week, so me and the dog are getting excited. Mrs C; not so much!
Thanks for your continued posts, Walter; always a great read.