Pisgah Woods in Northboro

Today I went out looking for Inonotus obliquus fruiting body.  Pisgah Woods has many infected birch along a small brook.  I checked about 50 trees.  I found one interesting polypore growing around a lesion probably caused by Nectria galligena.  There were dark areas that might have been a Chaga at one time.  The polypore was made up of many small caps that were staggered so the top caps stuck out more from the tree than those below.  Some were light brown others almost black.

Here is a light brown fruiting body about 4" wide and up to 1.5" thick.  The dome shaped portion on the top left had all the cap bottoms facing out.

Close-up of the domed part.

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