Identification: Silver Birch Growth

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Richard E Masson, Sep 29, 2023.

  1. Richard E Masson

    Richard E Masson Active Member

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    Strange looking growths on trunk of Silver Birch tree. The growths went a considerable distance up the trunk- getting smaller the higher they were.
    This particular tree had triple trunks but only one trunk had growths.
    Tree, which was in leaf, looked healthy.
    Photo taken today 29 September 2023.
    Location: Edenbridge, Kent, England
    Any ID appreciated. Thank you
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, a young Birch Polypore fungus - sadly, it means the tree's days are numbered. It'll live for a few years yet, but not much more.
     
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