Location: Woodland below Froggatt Edge
Lat/Lng: 53.2818, -1.6279
OS grid ref: SK249761
Alongside one of the paths that run from near the Chequers to Warren Lodge - just downhill of the track above the water main.Close
Observed on: 4th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd May 2013
Description: On 4th May I walked through the woods under Froggatt Edge, Derbyshire. Many birch trees had been cut, in order, I believe, to encourage the regeneration of oaks. One pair of large stumps, - the largest had a diameter of about 12 inches / 30cm - were covered in a creamy substance, mostly white, but with orange and yellow areas, that appeared to be emerging from the top of the stump and running down the sides. I have seen a lot of felled trees, but never anything like this. I guess it is the reaction of a fungus to the timber being cut, but maybe it is something else ???