Collection location: Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]
This massive Oak has been by best “chicken” tree for the last 10 years producing dozens of specimens, sometimes a dozen per year both in Spring and Fall. It is no wonder that there is so much mycelium throughout the entire thing/tree. All the wood was soft and ruined. A strong wind blew this over one night. It was living and appeared to be healthy, if you didn’t know any better.
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I guess the tree remains alive throughout the fungal colonization because the fungus consumes the non-living (structural) portion.
No fungi, but still a wonderful post!