Witch’s Broom is a weird growth in a tree.
They show up as a ball of branches or a mangled cluster that comes out from a single point. I’ve seen lots of witch’s brooms, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that actually looks more or less like the end of a broom:
I wonder if certain types of trees are more prone to witch’s brooms than others. This one is on a balsam fir in Lester Park.
You can see how this could be a perfectly serviceable broom. Whether a witch would want it or not, that’s a question for another day.