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Gardening in mediterranean climates => Pests and diseases => Topic started by: David Dickinson on December 16, 2019, 10:16:32 AM

Title: Fungus on plum tree
Post by: David Dickinson on December 16, 2019, 10:16:32 AM
We had a very wet spring and now a month of very heavy rain is just coming to an end. Finally I could get some serious work done in the garden this weekend. But I noticed this fungus on my plum tree. Does anybody recognise it? Will it be fatal or is there something I can do? Any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Fungus on plum tree
Post by: Alisdair on December 18, 2019, 09:38:44 AM
David, I can't tell you which species it is, but it is some sort of bracket fungus, and they are bad news in that they grow in the tree's heartwood, they're not superficial
Title: Re: Fungus on plum tree
Post by: John J on December 18, 2019, 09:42:16 AM
David, I'm no expert on fungus but it looks like something I believe is called Horse's Hoof fungus. If so then Alisdair is quite right and they are bad news as they feed on dead wood, possibly having killed the tree in the first place.