Found this yesterday on a silver maple tree in our back yard. Can you tell me anything about it, such as name, is it edible, why it grew there, etc. There is a smaller one above it. There is a rotten area in the fork of the tree where this is growing. I'm thinking we better get this tree removed soon.
it looks like one that used to grow on an old oak just down the street from me. It will grow in layers one above or below the next and it was edible.A book that i have on fungi and such called the oyster mushrooms. Quite good sauted in butter. You may want to make sure before you eat it though.