Several years ago, we cut down our apple tree but left about 8 feet of the stump. The stump is home to bugs and bees and holds our hummingbird feeder. It is now beginning to decay. Much of the bark is gone and look what we found at the base -- a great collection of fungi. Note that the Solomon Seal has grown right through the top fungus. Ah, nature does such neat things when we leave it alone!