Strange object on a birch tree

Eddie555August 1, 2014

Has anyone any idea what this could be? I found it on a birch tree in the forest this morning. I suspect it's some kind of fungus but I've never seen this one before.

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Looks like a mass of fungi to me. It's very similar in appearance to the 'dog vomit' fungus that appears on mulch piles.
Place below...is where another erupted. I'd say the birch probably has a rotten heart.

This post was edited by dbarron on Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 6:42

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 6:41AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

I'd say the birch probably has a rotten heart.

==>>> interesting way to state it..

nearly poetic...

may i steal it??? .. the phrase.. i mean ...

ken

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 8:04AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

You may, sir, just remember where you got it from though :)

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 8:09AM
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wisconsitom

Agree-it does resemble the slime molds, but probably isn't, way up the trunk of a tree like that. And also likely, the notion that there is some decay in the tree.

Not at all out of the norm-paper birch don't last especially long-for a tree-in some less than perfect settings.

+oM

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 8:10AM
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