Laetiporus sulphureus on an old but major tear-out wound

At some point in the relatively distant past (given the very distinct ribbing), a large limb looks like it tore out from the oak (Quercus robur) shown below. Given the huge amount of exposed heartwood, it is not surprising that fungal colonisation has occurred. Evidently, at least one of the species that colonised was Laetiporus sulphureus (a brown rot), which can be seen fruiting in the below images. If I’m honest, I think this is a really good example of the fungus, both morphologically and in terms of how it colonises and operates.

A nice profile of the fungus, which is clearly in its mature phase of growth (taken 30th June 2015).
Looking up in this one. No less interesting. A fine sporophore!
And the wound site. Certainly major. We can also see a crease in the trunk beneath the wound, to the right hand side. I don’t recall how pronounced this was when looking at the oak in person, though perhaps this was also a result of the tear-out event.
Laetiporus sulphureus on an old but major tear-out wound

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