Posted: 01/09/2013 at 14:16
hi Tracey, willows can be killed by honey fungus, it's in the roots so it's getting out the root that takes away the problem. It's distressing when something dies of it but it may not happen. we lost 2 big willows in a very short time, from perfectly ok to dead within a season. but nothing else has gone except perhaps one viticella clematis. The roots are still there, it would be a mammoth task to remove them. Other trees are around, some conifers, hazel, laurel, various shrubs. There's are ashes, about 6 years old, growing up against the stump of both.
The deaths were aboput 6 years ago, fruiting bodies of honey fungus appear every year, across the grass and at the base of the stumps. Nothing else has died though. I'm not complacent about it, I know it hasn't gone but I don't expect to lose all my garden to it.