Mike Drew's picture

Fungi ID needed

I have found a fungi growing at the bottom of a red oak tree today and I need help with the ID. I'm at a friends house in a place called Bank nr Lyndhurst in the New Forest. I'm concerened about it as the tree is only about 20-30 ft away from the house. The tree is protected with a TPO. Please can someone help with the ID? It's a dark yellow waxy cap, creamy yellow strait gills and clumping around the base of the tree. Any advice would be great.



Martincito's picture

To help find the observation,

To help find the observation, the link is http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/241308. The fungi has been identified as Honey Fungus, which may be bad news for the tree - see http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/INFD-8CYL33 for example. Time to call in the arboriculturists, I think.