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What kind of tree has roots that burl to the surface?

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I have a pretty old tree in my yard.  These burls are big and tall enough to high center my mower and I have to go around them.  I would like to know if taking a chainsaw to these would endanger the health of the tree.  The leaves on this tree are very thin and fine, closely aligned on the stem.  They look very much like the leaves on a mimosa tree,  but this tree doesn't bloom.  Thanks
asked Jul 7, 2013 in Lawn Care by anonymous
   

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Its common in most of trees and there is certainly a reason for that to happen A burl results from a tree experiencing some manifestation of anxiety. It may be brought on by a harm, infection or growth. Most burls develop underneath the ground, joined to the roots as a sort of harm that is by and large not found until the tree passes on or falls over. Such burls here and there show up as aggregations of bulbous bulges joined by an arrangement of rope-like roots.
answered Oct 30, 2013 by answerwiz Inquisitive Expert (94,860 points)

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