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Helping identify this disease / fungus

Discussion in 'Plant Health' started by Arbomeister, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Arbomeister

    Arbomeister ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have a customer who has a white oak. Appears very healthy in crown and is mature. However, a butt root is exhibiting a black discoloration which has a foul odour.

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    Advise appreciated.




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  2. Jason Douglas

    Jason Douglas ArboristSite Guru

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    Hmmmmmm...cant tell if there's old fruiting bodies or not but alcohol or slime flux can smell pretty bad.
     
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    There were no fruiting bodies - but the smell of alcohol was over powering.


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  4. Jason Douglas

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    Probably it.
     
  5. jomoco

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    Take a chunk of that foul wood, put it in a Baggie n take it to your nearest county Ag plant pathology lab for analysis.

    They'll tell yu exactly what's up.

    They do it free of charge here in Californy.

    Mighty handy to know what you're dealin with first IME.

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