Growth on tree

Growth on tree

Observation - Growth on tree. Description: Black, irregular shaped,soft growth, possibly on an oak tree (not in leaf yet) Could it be a stage of King Alfred's Cake? The size is right, but it is soft, rather than hard, and the tree is very much alive.

Black, irregular shaped,soft growth, possibly on an oak tree (not in leaf yet) Could it be a stage of King Alfred's Cake? The size is right, but it is soft, rather than hard, and the tree is very much alive.