Fallen Tree Smells of Licorice

Last fall or early winter, a good-sized spruce near the trail fell over in Totem Park. It caught my attention today when I walked by and noticed the smell of licorice. I think it’s from the rotting wood, but I am not sure what exactly might be producing the smell. When I was investigating more closely, I noticed some of the biggest craneflies I remember ever seeing, but they flew off before I had a chance to get a picture.