PLANT GALLS SURVEY
THE survey was conducted on 28th August 2021 by ecologist Tommy Root BSc ACIEEM (Professional Ecologist, LNHS Plants Galls Recorder, BPGS Vice-Chair).
Plant galls are unnatural growths of plant-based tissue induced by invading organisms for which the invader gains benefit. Any size plant can be galled as can all plant parts. They come in a variety of shapes and colours, but most are small in size.
The survey resulted in the finding of twenty-one gall types induced by twenty species.
The plant galls survey consisted of a visual inspection of host plants present in Big Wood looking for the sign of plant galls on plant parts known to be galled. For accuracy, a comprehensive identification book was used.
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