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Two different fungi species on a dying oak tree
Observed: 8th November 2012 By: trappertranter
Added: 19th November 2012
This very ancient oak lost its entire top in a gale 5 years ago and seems to be now in decline. Last year bright orange spirals of fungus appeared round the trunk at the same time as what looked like beetle holes. (the 'stipped off bark I think was woodpeckers after the beetles?) Through the year the fungus grew and became small bracket like. by Oct 2012 it had developed into hard brackets (photo 3). In the meantime another white fungus suddenly appeared in Oct 2012 round the large hole in the trunk. Now it has spread and thickened down the trunk, very quickly, it seems very aggressive.