Dark sooty fingers

Dark sooty fingers

Observation - Dark sooty fingers - UK and Ireland. Description: Dark brown growths in the form of sooty fingers on a long-dead Ash trunk. Growing where the bark appears to have been damaged and apparently bleeding sap. Close up (esp third pic) surface seems to be growing regular clumps of coarse hairs.

Dark brown growths in the form of sooty fingers on a long-dead Ash trunk. Growing where the bark appears to have been damaged and apparently bleeding sap. Close up (esp third pic) surface seems to be growing regular clumps of coarse hairs.