Shaggy Bracket (Inonotus hispidus)
Fruiting bodies: June / September
Area of infection: trunk
Wood decomposition: white rot
Comment: Fruiting bodies are found frequently high on the trunk.
In the fall, dead fruiting bodies are black and found on the ground.
Effect: Enters through wounds on the branches and trunk and
decomposes the heartwood.
Recommendation: Tree should be evaluated.