Friday, October 28, 2016

Impressive Local Fungus Revisited

Readers will surely not remember (or at best, may vaguely recall) TSG's blogpost of October 25th 2014 when we featured a really nice looking bracket fungus(?) that had taken up residence in the tree stump outside. 

Well, here we are, two years down the road and that tree trunk is well on the way to being a poster child for (wait for it...) mushroom root rot!!!

The original bit in the trunk hollow seems kinda worn out now, but the fungus marches on. There are weekly mushroom "blooms" around the stump and additional growths have begun to ooze out amongst the river rocks that surround the base. It's pretty cool being able to watch the process of natural decomposition right outside our front door.