What happened with this tree?

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Offline Madidus_Scientia

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What happened with this tree?
« on: 08/12/2009 04:39:10 »


Those two branches have fused themselves together!

My friends theory is that they rubbed against each other in the wind and stripped each branches bark off, and then they sort of healed themselves together.

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« Reply #1 on: 09/12/2009 11:13:37 »
Sounds plausible.
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« Reply #2 on: 09/12/2009 11:30:09 »
Could the tree branch fusion be described as an anastomosis ? ...

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An anastomosis (plural anastomoses, from gr. ἀναστόμωσις, communicating opening) is a network of streams that both branch out and reconnect, such as blood vessels or leaf veins. The term is used in medicine, biology, mycology and geology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastomosis
« Last Edit: 09/12/2009 11:35:49 by RD »

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« Reply #3 on: 09/12/2009 12:51:49 »
I don't think so RD.

I don't see a reconnection of the floem and xylem vessels happening when these branches merge. I think only the parenchym has merged (along with the outside structures like the bark etc)

Anastomosis is for simpler streams

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