can you ID this shroom?

#1
This fungus/fruiting body was found at the base of a lightly mulched willow oak in NC. The tree appears to be very healthy. The roots under the fungus do not seem to be rotting and the bark is in tact. The shroom was kicked off and hasn't returned as of 2 weeks. Do mushrooms always mean the tree is dying/rotting?



 
#4
Try weeping polypore and see if thats a good match or a good starting point.
Yup, I think that weeping polypore is exactly what I saw. Hopefully the tree can withstand the fruiting bodies and stay strong for many more decades. It is an awesome tree.
 
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