I was out checking some young cherries that were planted two winters ago, to replace older individuals that had been removed (this road is home to over a hundred Japanese cherries, aligned as an avenue on either side of the road itself). Whilst taking a look at the below individual, I spotted two Ganoderma sp. sporophores emanating from the ground. I can only imagine they’re fruiting on some old and subterranean remnants of the butt of the previous cherry, as there is no discernible evidence of a stump existing above ground any more. I don’t think the mycelium have colonised the stake. It instead appears to simply be wrapping around the stake shown, as it’s just in the way of the growing sporophore.
Very cool, eh!