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Fungi: Whilst out walking Sunday afternoon I came upon this fungi. Any ideas what it is? If I find anything like this in my garden, should I sit & admire it or get rid? The pictures are on tree, close-up & top.

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It looks like Laetiporus sulphureus and is normally found on Oak and occasionally other tree species. It stains the dead rotten heartwood red.

If you have a large tree in your garden with this, then the heart wood is starting to rot.

10 Aug, 2010


Thank you, I have not seen the likes before, only bracket, toadstool/mushroom types & some very small stuff on rotting timber. Oh, & a very large puffball

10 Aug, 2010


It probably got into the tree from the wound caused by the farmer/land owner hammering nails into the trunk to use as a free fence post!

10 Aug, 2010


Few people realize how damaging this is to the tree!

10 Aug, 2010

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