Anticipatory thanks for any help! Ive just discovered some orange mushrooms next to one the trees on the side of the house, did a google search with scary results - is is honey fungus? Ive tried to do the scratch test although did it above the surface, it does not look bad to me but I'm a novice. Tree is not in a bad shape, perhaps a few bold branches, but 10 ms to the left I had a few trees dying (a conifer, a ? cherry, a rhododendron not looking very well etc). 20-30 m to the right in the back garden we had 1 sycamore falling, and 1 elderflower dying now, it fell on one side with roots exposed, still green but probably on its way out. We've got the property for the last 2-3 years only, some of the above mentioned plants were already in a bad shape... I wonder if it is a fungal problem or just generally the life cycle of some old trees etc. As you can imagine I am pretty much a newbie in gardening!