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Apple tree mushrooms

Discussion in 'Arborist 101' started by furb, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:29 PM.

  1. furb

    furb ArboristSite Operative

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    I had a mostly dead limb on my apple tree I intended to cut off. I noticed this on it. I think it grew there pretty fast and it spreading to where the bark was damaged. Is this thing screwed. Any treatment options once I get the dead limb off. I think the initial damage was from a chimnea accident a few years back.

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    Could be turkey tail fungus. If so, it colonizes mostly deadwood and serves to decompose the lignin in the wood. No treatment, other than pruning, is necessary.
     
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    Thanks. Will this harm the healthy part of the tree?
     
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    It shouldn't, as these are decomposers of deadwood, not live sapwood.
     
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    Trametes can attack living sapwood when the tree is stressed and decay is quite advanced.
     

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