I’ve been watching this fungi in the park for a couple of weeks, wondering what it is. It’s growing on an oak tree that was planted in 1911, to mark the coronation of George V and Queen Mary. The tree has had an interesting time of it, in the summer of 2009, it cracked down through its middle. Tree surgeons were able to rescue it, by reducing the crown, they say it will last another hundred years.
When I saw the fungus, I though it looked like a batch of currant buns! From what I discovered, it seems I was on the right lines.
I think they are a kind of bracket fungus, with Bread Roll Fungus for it’s common name. Unless you know any different?
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…cracked down through its middle, wow! It must be a tall oak tree.They grow fast.
how cool tree surgeons could help – who knew! and what a special history tree – love the symbiotic fungus too – xoxo
I love currant buns, but I’m sure this fungus isn’t edible. 🙂 I wonder if the tree needs treating.
Even a strong tree which is broken can support many forms of life…. kudos to the tree surgeons…
I love a good fungus – the underneath detail aka fu4 is wonderful. It’s good to know the tree’s story too, both historical and medical. I so hope the fungus is not a killer one.
I hope that fungus isn’t a sign that all is not well with that wonderful old tree….
Fascinating fungus. Glad the men could repair the old tree. I lost a 90 year old sycamore and got a second opinion. The tree man said. “It’s a living thing that has come to the end of its life.”
I’ve come across similar looking fungi here when I was growing up. 🙂
We were on a woodland walk this morning and there was an old tree that had been hit by lightning and it had a load of this fungus on too. Maybe the fungi takes pity on sad trees? I know I do, Gilly 🙂
You do know your images for sure. I could not even have come so close for a name as to what kind it is.
That fungi is amazing! How fabulous that they managed to save that tree 😄
What’s not to love about a tenacious tree that goes back such a long way and fungi that look like bread rolls? 🙂
And what or where is the crown of the tree again? 😀
Are the fungi commensals? Are they edible?
Definitely not edible, I suspect the fungi would eventually kill the tree 😦