Explosion of twigs on downy birch arising from a central point.
Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!
Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
No interactions present.
My understanding from recent work is that these brooms can occur as a result of either T. betulina or a phytoplasma, and need careful examination of the gall to differentiate. Not that easy unless you have a well-trained squirrel! A gall-expert would need to advise on how to deal with sight-records like this.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
- I shall have a word with squirrels in the garden.
Lat/Lng: 57.5, -4.4
OS grid ref: NH5953