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"Gray" (?) spots on bark

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I picked up two sticks off the ground yesterday in the same general area so they may both be from the same tree, a sugar maple. They both have these spots - I'm color blind, so I'm guessing they are gray.

Or grey.

Good grief, I can't speil eather.


Can anyone here identify what this is and and suggestions other than chipping away with my hand chisels.




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Yup. Lichen. If you go over it very lightly with steel wool just enough to knock the loose stuff off and seal the bark with shellac it adds a lot of interest to the bark. My hazel shanked cane has a bunch on it.

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