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Old 03-28-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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A new type of tree or fungus????
So the weather has finally broken and it was sunny over the week-end and today. I did some clean-up and came across this interesting tree!!

What do ya all think?? DO I have a new species of tree or a fungus??
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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Or maybe a really large kitty has been sitting in your tree and shedding?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Yup a possibility but think Bigger!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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Do you get cicadas emerging in your area? On the East Coast of the US they come out and breed every 18 years and then go underground again. This looks like the cocoons or whatever you call them that I saw on the trees in Pennsylvania back in 2002 when they were breeding. Any cicada alerts? Should be something on the news about it. They have a mating call similar to a cricket chirp but longer lasting and deafening. Millions of them emerge at one time looking for mates.

I don't know what they do in Canada. You'd have to make a few phone calls. Here in the US, we can call the local Department of Agriculture. They'll have a guy who's an expert in trees come out and look at it for free. He would tell you exactly what it is and how to get rid of it. If it's some kind of blight that may spread to other neighbor's trees, they'll want to know about it.

Here in Wisconsin, we've had problems with the Emerald Ash bore. My city has replaced all the ash trees with more resilient maple trees at the city's expense. They're cautioning everyone not to transport leftover firewood used while camping home so the bore doesn't spread.
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Yes, we do have a Min of Environment who will send out someone to look at disease trees, for free. We have a very dangerous beetle that is destroying pines and now has moved on to fir trees. Not a good thing.

However, this is for funny. My horses are shedding and one of them is rubbing on any surface,she can find....there are clumps on posts, trees, windmill wires and in the grass where she rolls. It's just shocking to come across clumps of white hair in weird places..
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That is so funny! Looks like your horse has found the perfect scratching post. Beautiful white horse by the way. Jeanie
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Duh. Horses. Okay. *Looking at the time I wrote my last post* Too early in the morning and b.c. (before coffee). Looks like Bigfoot trees. Yeti. Sasquatch.
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The cicadas do that in July or August.

I thought it was runaway fiberfill.
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Originally Posted by KatzKnitter View Post
The cicadas do that in July or August.

I thought it was runaway fiberfill.
yeah, me too! I thought she was just doing some decorating with roving... it kind'a is!! can you spin pony/horse/foal/mule hair??
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