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MickMac

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Climb to O, Cebriero, A terrible beauty is reborn, tough as nails in the heat. Never again shall we meet. Staying in Fronfria in the magnifent Casa Núñez Miguel's a diamond host stay if you can.
Anyone know what the fungus? is on trees.
 

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MickMac

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I've walked the Camino Frances twice and my two regrets were not taking the turn offs to both Samos, and earlier to Eunate.
Chrissy,

I was exactly the same it's a walk beside river only sound babble of the water, I thought it was people talking, but not many still take this route.
Now I understand that expression.
Arrived in Samos around 13.00 hrs, booked Licerio which recently changed hands, hard to get meal in evening but found the best meal of this Camino and great restaurant called A Viega, superb meal of the day, highly recommend 20.00 hrs serving.
I digress, very hot day, good amount of pilgrims walking not
massive, Fronfria was great staying in Albergue Casa Nunez that is a working farm.
Steeply down hill to Tricastela through lots of the most beautiful countryside and farmland, very tough decent.


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It is indeed a lichen.
It’s a great indicator of air purity … we have it on the trees in our garden, though not in quite the quantity shown on your photograph, @MickMac !
Wow 🤔 does it kill trees it was every where on the climb to O, Cebriero we thought it was the end for the beautiful forests.
 

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Wow 🤔 does it kill trees it was every where on the climb to O, Cebriero we thought it was the end for the beautiful forests.

No!!
Lichens feed via photosynthesis.
They are slow-growing and are often not noticed until the tree is fairly old and its bark is not being ‘replaced’.
Also, older trees let more sunlight through; lichens need the sun’s light to survive.

They do not feed on the trees … the relationship between them is mutually beneficial 🙂


In fact, if you try to remove it, you’d expose the tree bark to pathogens!

(You didn’t, did you? 😉)
 
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No!!
Lichens feed via photosynthesis.
They are slow-growing and are often not noticed until the tree is fairly old and its bark is not being ‘replaced’.
Also, older trees let more sunlight through; lichens need the sun’s light to survive.

They do not feed on the trees … the relationship between them is mutually beneficial 🙂


In fact, if you try to remove it, you’d expose the tree bark to pathogens!

(You didn’t, did you? 😉)
No!!
Lichens feed via photosynthesis.
They are slow-growing and are often not noticed until the tree is fairly old and its bark is not being ‘replaced’.
Also, older trees let more sunlight through; lichens need the sun’s light to survive.

They do not feed on the trees … the relationship between them is mutually beneficial 🙂


In fact, if you try to remove it, you’d expose the tree bark to pathogens!

(You didn’t, did you? 😉)
Definitely not felt sorry for them in their prime, great knowledgeable update China.
🌱.
 
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Looks like the 'typical' meant to be funny postcard showing a flock of sheep in Scotland or Ireland, titled Traffic Jam! Nice weather by the look of it. Another typical topic... buen camino.
Flock of sheep you say here is the start.Big sheep in Galicia.
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On my way from Dublin Airport this morning 45 mins delay at security. Traveling onto Ponferrada by train tomorrow.
Mick - where do you land in Spain, and how are you then getting to Ponferrada? Looking at starting there later this year. Finding it tricky to get to if you've got any tips/insight.
 
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