Thursday, February 19, 2009

An ode to tree fungi

As penance for my deprecating remarks about the sumac tree and to show my arborist beliefs are egalitarian, I'm going to trumpet the beauty of tree fungi.

When I walk through our woods, I'm always on the lookout for interesting fungi. I'm never disappointed.

The photo shows a fungus which I removed from a tree, shellacked it and now use as bric-a-brac on our front-porch coffee table. (The coffee table is an old chicken coop. It's an East Tennessee thing, folks.)

Hail to tree fungi, I say.

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