In one of the local villages this massive old and diseased Horse Chestnut tree grows right next to a weed choked dyke, you can hardly tell the difference between the grass and the weedy water, but it's the grass behind and the duckweed in front.
The positioning on the bank would seem perfect for a thirsty tree but maybe its life has just run its natural course and the end is nigh. Who knows?
But something else is growing, the funghi has begun to colonise and take over the base of the trunk and already and it's a considerable colony. We reckon that it has taken a year or so to get to this stage so on all that dying timber it should develop into quite a spectacular cluster. In fact it's not to bad now.
Watch this trunk as the saying almost goes.