Thread: Snowman shaped thingy on an oak tree???

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Snowman shaped thingy on an oak tree???

    Hello to everyone! Hopefully someone here can help me identify what this is. We found it yesterday on a large oak tree in my front yard. It looks just exactly like a snowman....white and everything. It was growing around one of the small stems. The first ball was about 3", the next one 2", and the last one was about an inch. It had a few little red speckles on it also. The texture of it was soft yet prickly. My grandmother said they use to grow on oak trees all the time when she was a child, but she hadn't seen one in many years. My first thought was a cocoon of some sort. Now I'm thinking maybe a fungus? If anyone can help me out with this I would certainly be most grateful...the curiousity is killing me!!!

  2. #2

    RE: Snowman shaped thingy on an oak tree???

    I saw something similar to this, but mine resembled a lime. I don't know much about trees myself. Newt, a member from this site helped me out, I will repost his reply to me about my question. There are some links that might give you an idea of what you have.If this doesn't help I'm sure he will see this and figure it out for you. Thanks again Newt! Good luck Heather.

  3. #3

    RE: Snowman shaped thingy on an oak tree???

    Thanks so much for your reply. I had never even heard of a gall before! I searched "galls" on the internet and found a picture that looked exactly like what we found. It was actually a type of insect gall that is found on oak trees. Thanks again for your help!

Similar Threads

  1. Measuring diameters on oddly shaped trees...
    By gr8fzy1 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-11-2008, 12:16 PM
  2. Kennesaw GA, Heart shaped leaves
    By Slim1951 in forum Tree Identification
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-09-2007, 08:17 AM
  3. A tree with hanging bell-shaped pods
    By sbperez in forum Tree Identification
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-23-2006, 05:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

X vBulletin 4.2.0 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.06123 seconds
  • Memory Usage 7,368KB
  • Queries Executed 17 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (31):
  • (1)SHOWTHREAD
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (3)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (3)option
  • (3)postbit_legacy
  • (3)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (3)postbit_wrapper
  • (3)showthread_similarthreadbit
  • (1)showthread_similarthreads
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (23):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (70):
  • init_startup
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_postinfo_query
  • fetch_postinfo
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • fetch_musername
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • process_templates_complete
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • showthread_similarthread_query
  • showthread_similarthreadbit
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • expand_navigation_state
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates