A Galling Situation

A Galling Situation

I first noticed this gall on one of our willow trees a few years ago. It was the size of a small melon. It has certainly grown over time. It may be a crown gall, though they usually occur closer to the roots. Some sources suggest removing the gall (but this recommendation is for galls about the size of a walnut and not a big one like this) and others say to remove the tree to prevent the spread of the bacterium that causes it. At this point, I’m just going to leave it alone, since none of the other trees are affected and I’m not into tree surgery.

July 17, 2011 | |

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