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Tree and/or lichen id help please
Marianne posted a question in Community support: ask the forumHi. I'm wondering if any of you can id this tree and the lichen growing on it? I took the shot on a cloudy day this past Sunday on my way home from opening our family cottage near the beach in Connecticut. It is growing by the backwaters, a tidal salt marsh fed by the Long Island Sound close to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Rhode Island. (We used to "surf" on a friend's canoe where the waters would get rough when I was a kid - a bunch of us balanced on the benches, winner was the last one standing). Anyway, I think it could be a fruit tree of some sort - the leaves are barely sprouting. If you can ID the lichen, but need to see the leaves, I can take a look later this summer (in a month or so when I'm back- late May or early June) and see what the leaves and buds look like and post a new photo. I loved the gnarled bark and lichen so it would be great to id them. I'm reprocessing the photo because I realized my last pass with chromatic aberration reduction made a mess leaving a border around the branches that I missed. Anyway, here's the link - if you need to download a large size image, lmk. I'll set it up and leave the password here. I think you can see enough online with the full size image at PS. Public Link It's a Tiff so it takes a few seconds to load. If it's too slow, I'll upload a jpeg. Thanks much!