lichen

This could be sap from the tree, or it could be something that the lichen produces. At any rate, the tree’s bark does not look healthy.

Clifton's Peach Tree #3

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Close up of the flat, hairy  parts of the lichen on my cousin Clifton’s peach tree.

A veritable forest of lichen on my cousin Clifton’s peach tree. There are flat, hairy, scalloped “leaves” and fern-like “trees” that seem like they should come from two different types of plants.

There’s a whole other ecosystem growing on this peach tree. At first it just seems like a nice green tree, but take a few steps closer and you realize there’s something weird about it…

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