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Fomitopsis pinicola is a stem decay fungus, common throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. It is normally found on dead conifers, but can also be observed growing on large stem wounds, broken tops, and dead tissue of live trees.
This fungus creates canopy gaps, influences stand structure and succession, increases biodiversity, and enhances wildlife habitat. It also performs essential nutrient cycling functions in forests by decomposing stems, branches, roots, and boles of dead trees. Cavities created by the fungus in standing trees provide crucial habitat for many wildlife species including bears, voles, squirrels, and a number of bird species. (source: Wikipedia)