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S&T-S&T- Posts: 2

Some largely dead branches on an elder have these green growths on them. Any idea what they are?



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    How odd!  My best guess would be some kind of fasciation, possibly caused by a virus.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    were they made dead by weedkiller?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,900

    That's what I thought nut. A similar thing happened to my snowberry.

  • S&T-S&T- Posts: 2

    I think the branches (trunks, shoots, ?) were dead. They are right on the property line, in fact I think the main root started next door, so they might have used weedkiller -- we never touch the stuff.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    wise move on your part S&T, horrible stuff.

    pretty sure that's the last gasp of a weedkilled elder

    Last edited: 27 August 2017 20:31:30

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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