Leaves covering much of a lower branch.

Asked October 16, 2017, 4:16 PM EDT

I have a 20 y.o. Wye white oak seedling and some of the lower branches are covered in leaves along most of the length of the branch. These branches are on the lower part of the trunk.

Montgomery County Maryland

6 Responses

We are not sure of your question. The branch in the photo looks normal.

mh

So its normal to have leaves covering most of the branch. Usually the leaves are at the end of the branch not covering it like feathers or fur.

If there was growth like this on the trunk it would be concerning, but as it is, no.
It's a horizontal branch getting a good amount of light, which encourages branching.
If the rest of the tree looks healthy, we wouldn't be concerned.

cm

Thanks for the help

Thanks for the help