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18/10/2013 at 09:48

Hi everyone , I have a laburnum of about 40 years old which has developed what I believe to be Honeydew fungus around the base and about 6 ft up the trunk to the apex of the branches . Is there anything I can do ? Also have a flowering Cherry that has developed a small pink bracket type fungus along its branches , feels a bit leathery . Is there anything I can do here ?  I also have an apple tree that has a wooly appearing mold  / fungus which exudes sap when touched . I had another with the same problem which died.  Can anyone give hope to this sad gardener ?





18/10/2013 at 10:54


I fear the two trees with the fungi are rotten inside and doomed, Fungi grow on rotting wood. The laburnum may well have honey fungus, a photo would confirm. 



18/10/2013 at 10:55

is the fungus black? any insects hanging around? Mainly around roots?

19/10/2013 at 12:51

Thanks for replying everyone . Much Appreciated. Attaching photo's of the enemy


1 Laburnum


2 Cherry


3 Cherry


4 Apple tree


Hope this helps to ID what I am dealing with.


Many Thanks




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19/10/2013 at 14:00  Try this link to the RHS it will explain the lichen on your trees and solutions.

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