broadleaved trees including beech, oak, lime and horse
fruitbodies appear in springtime, but old blackened Brittle Cinder
fungi can be found throughout the year.
to consume the timber once its host has died. Infected trees are prone
to sudden collapse, and so infected specimens near to buildings, roads
or other vulnerable structures may require felling.
When picking any fungus for consumption,
caution should be exercised at all times.