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A couple of photos of aspen in my yard.

Each year a small wasp hatches out of these growths on last years new limbs. Doesn't seem to hurt the tree but you can see how the bark stays deformed even on the trunk after many years.

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii370/Wyomiles/garden%20greenhouse/waspbranch_zpsbd89bbc2.jpg

Trees can take a lot of abuse. Here one aspen was twisted around another when they were just young and now have fused into one.

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii370/Wyomiles/garden%20greenhouse/twistedaspen_zps8db7f7f4.jpg
 
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the wasp foto is strange.
aspen are interesting, recently read they may be the oldest living organisms on the planet.
 
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