Whilst visiting one of the largest parks (574 acres) in the region today, I came across two sycamore monoliths in an area of partially open ground. My first thought was one of intrigue, as there is always a reason behind why a tree is monolithed but, in this instance, I was struggling to find the reason. When taking a very close look at the base of the trees however, I came across some old Kretzschmaria deusta sporophores. And that, I almost certainly suspect, was the reason for the monolithing.
It always pays to investigate!