Tuesday, March 18, 2008

blackthorn (sloe)

Prunus spinosa, blackthorn or sloe, 55 cm high, about 40 years old, pot by Peter Krebs, collectd in Germany

The fungus is there since 15 years. So often we have a discussion about folks being paranoid about fungus on their trees. Here you see: the overwhelming majority of fungi are harmless. This one lives in old wood and does no harm to the live parts. Or at least did not so in fifteen years.