Calling all arborists. Need help identifying tree feature.
June 10, 2012 6:00 AM Subscribe
What could have caused this unusual feature
in the bark of a mature post oak tree? Another view.
posted by punkfloyd to science & nature (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is a 150+ year old post oak that is being studied for its potential to be an Indian trail marker tree. I am asking here about the specific bark feature. Our local arborist does not think it was caused by a cut branch. He thinks these features occur when something is embedded in the bark. Thank you!