The Cherry Blossom and Lichen

cherry-blossom-lichen-norm-view-lo-resCherry Blossom Tree, Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Tree no. 198)

There is a lot of lichen growing in interesting patterns on the branches, See above macro image of a sample branch.

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Above Dr. Dooley’s microscopic image of the lichen.

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