A Tree That Grew A Bird Feeder

A Tree That Grew A Bird Feeder Photo

A Gall Growth On A Tree Taken Near Paris, Arkansas

I think this tree growth is called a Burl but if I’m wrong please let me know in a comment below. (Thanks Robin for the correction. This is a Gall instead of a Burl.)

My Son, Grandson and I were out exploring some woods when we discovered this tree with a large growth on it. What was cool about this tree is that the growth was being used by squirrels to sit and eat acorns. This tree would be awesome in my yard as a bird feeder.

Plant galls are abnormal outgrowths of plant tissues and can be caused by various parasites, from fungi and bacteria, to insects and mites. Plant galls are often highly organized structures and because of this the cause of the gall can often be determined without the actual agent being identified..(Wikipedia)

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7 Comments

  1. Robin Follette November 12, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    It’s not a burl. My husband is a forester. I’ll ask him what it is when he gets home tonight, or come back when I think of it. It’s a great feeder!

  2. Steve Creek November 12, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Thank you Robin! I will check back on your answer and make corrections.

  3. Robin Follette November 12, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    Gall. It’s a gall. One more sip of coffee is all the brain needed to kick into action.

  4. Mia McPherson November 12, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    What a great bird feeder, I wish I had one of those in my yard!

  5. Spyder Canopus November 12, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Evidence of a Xenomorph bursting out of a tree.

  6. Julie G. November 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Very cool find! The birds and critters in our area would love to feed there.

  7. undertheskysofark November 15, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    the squirrels probably call it a dinner nook

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