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Old 04-09-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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This is your everyday ho hum Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Contorted European Filbert aka Henry Lauders Walking Stick). It doesn't have a tag on it. You can spot these a mile away with or without a tag. This one sat out under mulch for the whole winter. It doesn't look too happy. In fact it looks rather dead to me. I tend to look for problems on plants before I buy them. I didn't have any interest buying this one but the oozie looking resinous sappy looking stuff caught my attention. I took a few photos. My friends think it is some sort of an egg sac. I don't think so. Looks like sap to me.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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I cropped a photo to get closer. I hope this is sap so I don't have to eat crow.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Did you do the taste test?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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Not this time. I thought about it. People were watching. I didn't want them to think I was off my rocker.
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Looks like sap to me as well, but a quick probe with a sharp knife should tell you for certain.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #6
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The only reason why I thought they might be right was because the plant appeared dead to me. There might be a little life left in the plant.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #7
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It isn't. Tell your friends to eat crow.
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