can you ID this shroom?

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  1. PBrandt

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    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?

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  2. JD3000

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    Try weeping polypore and see if thats a good match or a good starting point.
     
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    Perhaps? And no, boomers under a tree don't always indicate tree decay. Mycorrhizae fruit as well and sometimes you just see mulch/ stump decomposers as well.
     

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    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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    Problem is you may have inspected the tops of roots and the decay may very well be on the bottom.
     
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