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Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

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Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Hi everyone. First post for me...

 

I've had this growth on my driveway for a year or so now. There are some maple and elm trees growing a few metres away. Any ideas what it could be?

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It's rubbery in texture. Size wise, this 2nd photo shows how big it is compared to my shoe.

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It recently came off and i couldnt see it attached to any roots. Maybe fungal?

 

Would love to hear thoughts and if I need to be worried about anything.

 

Cheers,

 

Gibbo

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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Welcome to Workshop @Gibbo. It's great to have you join us. I hope you find Workshop informative and fun. I also hope that someone has some advice or experience they can share about your post. It looks very strange!

 

Jason

 

 

 

 

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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Is it a puff ball? Maybe it's already started sporing....

 

http://australianfungi.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/39-scleroderma-cepa.html

 

Scleroderma_cepa_puffball_1.jpgScleroderma_cepa_puffball_5.jpg

 

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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Dunno Mel_P. Thanks for the Hel_P.

 

 

Lol.

 

It does look a little like that. Anyone else???

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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

@Mel_P, many thanks for sharing. Very interesting!

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. I hope you find it informative and good fun. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon.

 

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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Gotta be fungal I'd say. Can you take a photo further back so we can see the context a bit more?
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Re: Strange growth on driveway: Any ideas?

Will do Timjefferies.

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