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Letter: Deeply rooted

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
And I might add that this fungi is not just growing on the bark of what looks to be an Oak tree; it is deeply rooted in and feeding upon dead and rotting heartwood. This means that given just a little time, gravity and wind, this heart rot will have its way with the tree. Judging from the picture and nature itself, this tree could be a clear and present danger, either now or in the near future, to people or property should it be in the vicinity of either or both.
Comments re: Letter: Mushroom looks like Pleurotus pulmonarius

Billy Joe is right, and there were quite a few more of these mushrooms growing up and down the tree in question. Luckily, it's located away from structures or trails in one of the local parks. --Pen

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