Identification: Conk Identification on red alder

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Ryan K, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Ryan K

    Ryan K Member

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    Can anyone identify what type of disease the alder has? The tree failed during the windstorm last week.
     

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  2. Frog

    Frog Active Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Ryan,
    Your first two photos may be of Turkey Tail (Trametes), and the third is a Stereum.
    One thing to know is that the mushrooms that you see growing on the tree may or may not be mushrooms of the fungus that caused the tree's downfall: Some fungi specialize in colonizing trees that are already "on their way out" due to another fungus or other cause of weakness in a tree.
    I hope that is helpful,
    frog
     
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