When Winter Gives Dead Branches Hair

When Winter Gives Dead Branches Hair

What is this strange looking stuff? Is this branch just covered in fungus!? Well, it’s not fungus…but fungus DOES have something to do with it!

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Sources:

Click to access bg-12-4261-2015.pdf



https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wea.3254
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0021979789902221

Click to access MycophileMar-Apr2014.pdf

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FrostBeardDetail.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BurstBark.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hair_ice.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exidiopsis_effusa_a1_(5).JPG
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/humidity-word-written-on-wet-window-high-level-of-dampness-in-apartment-gm1078226664-288867696
Image from page 192 of "Elementary biology; an introduction to the science of life" (1924)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146824358@N03/34997659262

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