Birch polypore

Basisdaten

birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) at a birch trunk
  • birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) at a birch trunk
  • birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) with a white underside
  • birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) at birch
  • birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) underside

Profile

scientific name: 
Piptoporus betulinus
class: 
Agaricomycetes
family: 
Polyporales
genus: 
Polyporaceae
kind: 
Piptoporus
fruit bodies: 
July - November
wood decomposition: 
Brown rot
attack course: 

Enters through wounds in the trunk and then spreads downward considerable danger of breaking.

website: 
www.tree-guide.com/birch-polypore
infested zone: 
Trunk
comment: 

This affects only the birch trees.

recommendation: 

If the tree does not look vital, it should be inspected.