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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    furry stuff from a tree

    What do you call the furry stuff coming out of a tree in English?

    Usually it has yellowish or brownish color.

    Thanks

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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Boy, I'm not sure what you mean.
    Do you mean pine needles? Pollen? Sap?

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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Or resin, or latex... (I wouldn't call any of these - Barb's or mine - "furry" though). I suppose with some sorts of tree it would make sense to describe the bark as furry.

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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    It is not liquid.

    It looks like hair or fur.
    It's something with a fuzzy or hairy texture or appearance.

    It flies as wind blows.

    It's coming from roadside trees. I need a broom to sweep the stuff.

    It disappears in the winter seasons.

    It's quite troublesome and disturbing. The stuff has more whitish/ brownish/yellowish color.

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    #5

    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    It strikes me that you mean a specific tree. Do you have an idea what tree it is?


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    #6

    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Could it be cottonwood fluff?

  6. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Hi Snowcake & Anglika,

    I wish I knew what tree it were.

    I doesn't look like a cottonwood tree.

    It's taller than a two-story house.

    Can we still call the fuzzy stuff 'fluff' if it is not a cottonwood tree?

    Thanks for the reply.


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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Cottonwoods could easily be that tall. They are poplars, which can grown very large. Have a look here: Cottonwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    Hi Ang,

    I saw that picture before. It doesn't look like the roadside trees in question.

    Let's focus on the subject rather than the tree.

    My question is: Can we still call the fuzzy stuff (from a tree) 'fluff' if it is not a cottonwood tree?

    Thanks for the reply.


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    #10

    Re: furry stuff from a tree

    If we're talking of the same stuff, Nefertiti, we call it "bear hair".

    Does it look like this?

    http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/fo...2&d=1200349480

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