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Contorted willow problem

Posted by Rodney Davis , Mar 28,2007,10:25       Forum

We have an old contorted willow by the river in our garden. We recently noticed two egg-like looking galls on the bark a bit larger than a blackbird's egg. when opened, these were full of a liquid like chocolate blancmange. The tree does have dead wood in it and has had a lot of surgery in the past. Any ideas as to what the problem might be? Should the tree be felled now?

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