A slice of life

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What do you think we are seeing here? Just a section through an old tree?That would be right…and wrong. The right hand half of the picture is indeed a section through the trunk of a tree. But on the left we have a section through an old, tough bracket fungus.

We think of fungus as soft, like the mushrooms we eat. But this shows a fungus over time can become tough and hard enough to section just like wood.

You can see the full thing below.

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I welcome thoughts, comments and questions, so please feel free to share anything at all. Thanks, David

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