As much as I love nature, plants and trees I am really not very knowledgeable when it comes to plants and trees. So you can imagine my delight when I came across this tree while on my walk the other day.
I actually took a double take, because the leaves growing on the trunk of this tree just didn't seem to be the same as the ones on the trees branches.
Going in closer I realized I have found a growth of what appears to be mistletoe. So after a bit of research to learn more about mistletoe, I discovered some very interesting facts. Like that it is a parasite that can kill the host tree. But it can also be good for the environment. How very odd.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Update: Pat brought to my attention that this looks more like Holly. See how much I know about plants. If someone with tree know how could clear this up for me I would be very appreciative.