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I took this when visiting a friend, I think it was in July this year.. She was bemoaning the fact that her beloved old apple tree was coming to its end and she was contemplating cutting it down completely. However, she has decided not to do this until it looks to dangerous to stay. What I found interesting was the fungi that had developed where a branch had been loped off.
My son thinks its called “chicken of the wood”.

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Not sure, Stroller - but do I spy mistletoe there? What a wonderful seasonal photo! :-)))

17 Dec, 2009


I think that is mistletoe as well, Spritzhenry. Don't know about 'chicken in the wood' but it looks interesting. I am glad that your friend is not going to chop down this tree, stroller.

17 Dec, 2009


That would be Laetiporus sulphureus then Stroller!

Thank god for Google. Lol ;~))

17 Dec, 2009


Definately looks like Mistletoe (which i saw for sale yesterday ....... £5 for a few sprigs .... shock horror) ..... your friend could go into business with that lot Stroller !!!

18 Dec, 2009


Fascinating photo and story :o)
Merry Christmas.

18 Dec, 2009


I think it's mistletoe aswell.
I've heard about chicken of the woods, but don't know how to identify it.

18 Dec, 2009


Looks like mistletoe to me aswell.

18 Dec, 2009


Yes folks it is mistletoe which she seems to have in abundance on this and other old apple trees. She sells it locally proceeds to MacMillan nurses and cancer research funds.

18 Dec, 2009

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