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A Closer Look at Tree Burls

Ugly, problematic, creepy or beautiful? Depends on who you ask.
By Amanda Williams
Published: August 1, 2014
red pine tree tumors burls
Photo by Amanda Hansen
Q: The red pine outside the bedroom at my cabin has many large "tumors" growing on its trunk. By day, it looks deformed in a cool sort of way. But at night, the shadows it throws are absolutely terrifying! What are those things, and are they harmful to the tree?
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