Sunday, 15 November 2015
The cushion fungus (Phellinus pomaceus) usually occurs on the branches of cherry or plum trees, wild and cultivated. I found this one on a dead branch of cherry in the old tree nursery near post 16 in Filnore Woods.
It gets into the tree via a wound of some sort, and makes the branch brittle so that it may snap off. Not so good, you may think but on the other hand it does a good job of clearing up dead cherry and plum trees.