Unusual Cork Oak Occurrance

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Forum topic by DMiller posted 06-19-2017 07:35 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2017 07:35 PM

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This past January I happened to come across a cork oak log approximately 20 inches in diameter. I placed the log vertical on some dirt approximately 5 feet away from our lawn, where the ground was moist. Now, 5 months later, an unusual occurrence has taken place- the dead log is sprouting leaves.??? I checked under the log, there was no roots. My father, and agronomist, says this is an unusual occurrence. Has anyone heard of this happening? Seems kinda strange. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 08:01 PM

I just had mulberry do the same thing but it was on a pallet on a trailer no ground in sight.

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 08:16 PM

guess it had enough moisture and nutrients left in itself, with decent sunlight and temperature. orrrr… aliens are coming.

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 08:39 PM

Is it of the same tree, or a plant of a different species who’s seed found a new home to root?

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 08:39 PM

Tryin’ to stay alive?????


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#5 posted 06-19-2017 10:30 PM

There is still some live cambium tissue under the bark and with the log stacked vertically in a wet spot it was able to wick enough moisture to grow. If left long enough it might sprout roots, although more likely it will use up whatever stored energy it has then die.

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