Chaga Growth Study

On 7/28/06 Jerry found this small Chaga, growing on a Yellow Birch in Grafton.  We decided to leave it alone and check its growth periodically.

On 7/29/06 it measured 4" high and about 2.5" wide.  It is growing, a foot or so off the ground, on one of two Yellow Birch growing together.  Both trees appear to be healthy and are about 10" in diameter.

On 11/9/06 There was no noticeable growth, in fact it looked like it lost some mass due to weathering.

Here is a picture from a different angle to show what is in the back.

There is another part growing in the bottom left.