yabadabeedoo's picture

Fungus

Observed: 6th June 2011 By: yabadabeedoo
Apple Tree
Description:
Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

yabadabeedoo's picture

Good Or Bad Fungus?

Dear Friend,

I have noticed this thing growing on branches of my apple tree. Is it good or bad for the apple tree? The branches don't look really healthy, though.

Thanks

AlanS's picture

It's a lichen

Probably a species of Physcia, but difficult to see detail. It isn't any threat to the tree, but may it benefit if the bark of the tree is not growing well.

Alan

Blewit Boy's picture

is it not...........

is it not just a burr which has formed where the tree has been injured or damaged? Although this could have been initiated by a fungal pathogen following damage to the trunk.

chris