Here's a tree that caught my eye because of the fungus growing up its trunk. I believe the tree was a fir, and it was healthy looking. There were so many fungi, and they ranged all the way from the roots up to about fifteen feet. Doing some research online, I believe it is Granoderma applanatum, more commonly known as shelf fungus or artist's fungus. It's called artist's fungus because carvings on the white underside will darken to create scrimshaw-like images.
The tops were brown, almost the same colour as the trunk. The undersides were a brilliant white.
To me, these two merged fungi look like pursed lips. You see, even Mother Nature can be an artist. -- Margy