Solved Tree Fungus?

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  1. shiney

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    A friend has sent me this picture and wants to know what the white fungus is and can it harm the tree.

    Thanks in advance

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Looks like some kind of bracket fungus.
    I'd be inclined to think the tree was on the way out, but could survive years.
     
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      Thanks.

      Added info just in - it's on a Lilac tree.
       
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        It is usually a sign that the tree is in trouble and will be dying , however, the process can take a long time. We have an enormous Beech tree which an arborist friend reckons is well over 250 years old.
        She has had a good show of honey fungus every year since we moved here nearly 20 years ago but is still going, maybe not strongly, but going. I am hoping she will “ see me out” as my granny used to say anytime she bought anything new:).
         
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