I'm posting over on permies.com about how to do you own mycoremediation. One of the common species used in mycoremediation is Trametes versicolor, which can be a striking example of a fungus to come across in nature. A standing dead tree, once infected by T. versicolor, can give rise to a huge column of fruiting bodies up and down the length of the trunk. Like this:
These are a little small and pale to be T. versicolor, and after studying my field guide section on 'Polypores and other Shelf-like Fungi', I still haven't made a definitive identification. Nevertheless, it probably does a good job metabolizing lignin, so it is good starting material for a mycoremediation experiment.
Now I need to hack my way up to this trunk and scrape off of the fungus to make some inoculate. More updates as this project progresses.