The steaks are high

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THIS beef­steak fun­gus is at­tached to an oak tree at my home. From the day it first ap­peared, it grew to 20in wide within just two weeks. It’s my un­der­stand­ing that, when such a mush­room grows on an oak tree, it colours the wood a very dark brown, which makes it ex­tremely de­sir­able to wood turn­ers. When cut, the fun­gus has a flesh-like tex­ture with a colour iden­ti­cal to that of beef steak. It’s also edi­ble—but I’m not able to con­firm whether the taste repli­cates that of steak. Graham Piper, by email

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