Honey Fungus

Honey Fungus

Observation - Honey Fungus - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing on the stump of an old horse chestnut tree. Last summer the compost heap, which was close by, was full of the black boot lace-like structures which are associated with honey fungus. I still don't know whether I can use that lovely compost! Alth

Growing on the stump of an old horse chestnut tree. Last summer the compost heap, which was close by, was full of the black boot lace-like structures which are associated with honey fungus. I still don't know whether I can use that lovely compost! Although my understanding is that honey fungus is ubiquitous anyway, can spread over a wide area, and will only harm sickly or very young plants. Please correct me if I'm wrong!