Bumps on trunks

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Mon Sep 30 22:27:33 EST 1996


Large bumps on trunks are often caused by crown gall bacteria 
(Agrobacterium tumefaciens). Plants in the rose family are most susceptible
but it attacks many other species.

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David R. Hershey
					
Snail mail: 6700 Belcrest Road #112, Hyattsville, MD 20782-1340

Adjunct Professor, Biology/Horticulture Department
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

Email: dh321 at pgstumail.pg.cc.md.us
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On 30 Sep 1996, Gunnar Fridborg wrote:

> Hi tree lovers!
> 
> Big bumps on the lower parts of  trunks are  frequent in some aereas, for
> instance on oaks. To my students I use to say that such a bump consists of
> wound tissue developed where a  branch was broken or sawed. Nor I or my
> student are fully satisfied with that explanation but I have no other. Have
> you?
> 
> Thanks
> 
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