Apple tree fungi

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
Forum rules
Please do not ask for the identification of fungi for edibility or narcotic purposes. Any help provided by forum members is on the understanding that fungi are not to be consumed. Any deaths or serious poisonings are the responsibility of the person eating or preparing the fungus for others. If it is apparent from a post that the fungus is for eating or smoking etc, the post will be deleted and a warning given. Although many members do eat fungi, no-one would be willing to take someone else's life into their hands.
Post Reply
paulnshy
New user
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Apple tree fungi

Post by paulnshy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:22 pm

We have just noticed this fungi on our apple tree, does anyone know what it is and what I should do with it?
Attachments
6777724A-852E-404C-8A5E-81F49156C522.jpeg
CB794112-92BD-41D7-9B6F-E49CD298BDC3.jpeg
1BF5B2C7-6AC7-43B2-A8AF-744FFDD049BD.jpeg

User avatar
Chris Yeates
Frequent user
Posts: 924
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Re: Apple tree fungi

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Hello and welcome to UKFungi
There has been a similar discussion on the site here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2046
The likelihood (and I would not be more definite at this stage) is that this is Inonotus hispidus, which would not be good news. A lot of background info can be gleaned from the thread above, further info here: http://www.elementtreecare.co.uk/tree-d ... lypore.php.

Regards
Chris
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

User avatar
adampembs
Frequent user
Posts: 1652
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 11:40 am
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: Apple tree fungi

Post by adampembs » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 pm

And a shame "Shropshirelass" never replied after so many people commented on her post. A thank you never hurts. ;)
Adam Pollard
Site admin

User avatar
Chris Yeates
Frequent user
Posts: 924
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Re: Apple tree fungi

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm

adampembs wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 pm
And a shame "Shropshirelass" never replied after so many people commented on her post. A thank you never hurts. ;)
I wonder if the case is sometimes that newcomers, not familiar with the site, think their post has "disappeared" if they don't see it on the "front page" as it were . . .
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 9:30 am

Re: Apple tree fungi

Post by admin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 pm

They should get an email notification for replies but it often goes to junk.

Post Reply